As he builds his own home, the carpenter bee might be destroying ours. The entrance hole to his home may take him 2-3 days and once in the wood can build tunnels as long as 18 inches. This etching of a carpenter bee looks a bit like a rubber stamp and since it is fully in the public domain, it would make a great addition to your next crafting, mixed media art, scrapbooking, or website design project.
This vintage drawing is from the 1873 book Our Common Insects by A.S. Packard, Jr. It is over 130 years old.
Note: Since the launch of Reusable Art in 2008, this image has become one of the most popular. If this is your first time visiting Reusable Art, I do hope you consider stopping a moment and taking a look around. There’s tons of other great public domain images for you to use on your own projects. I truly appreciate everyone’s support and kind words.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.