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Leafcutter Bee

Megachilidae

Description:

Cut, round leaves assembled inside a long, hollow, bamboo stick. The first image shows the end is totally plugged with leaves. There was a bee at the other end that's shown in the second photo but the flash caused a dark shadow on the bee. I cropped and lightened as much as possible on the last image to show the stripes on the abdomen.

Habitat:

Hollow bamboo stick in the backyard in the chicken coop.


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3 Comments

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 6 years ago

Yes I can see it now in the last pic

I added a third image which I cropped and lightened to show the striped abdomen of the bee.

Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 6 years ago

it looks like a dried bamboo shoot with a leaf shoved in it.

Escondido, California, USA

Lat: 33.14, Long: -117.05

Spotted on Aug 14, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

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