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Leaf Cutter Bee's Nest

Megachilidae sp.

Description:

Nest of some sort of leaf cutter bee. Grand Junction, Colorado.

Notes:

Discovered underneath a large wooden barrel-style flower pot in our front yard in Grand Junction, Colorado on June 20th, 2013.

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14 Comments

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 8 years ago

Fascinating :)

bugblub
bugblub 8 years ago

Zach and I found that very interesting. He says it is cool.
Keep us posted if you discover the bee that made it.
Really liked the video.
Zach (age 6 almost) says it's cool you have a pet tarantula.

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Fascinating!

Muckpuk
Muckpuk 8 years ago

Hey that is wild! I have found several of these things all over our garden in a time of 6 years in Thailand. I thought they were made of bananaleaves and they had some caterpillars in it. They looked like cigars. Never did I unpeel them (I wish I had as I now don't live there anymore ) Very interesting!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

very interesting !

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Thanks for the video too!

Telse
Telse 8 years ago

Wow! Interesting find Skunkroot.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Looks like mummy caterpillars! Great found!

Skunkroot
Skunkroot 8 years ago

Actually, we did find larvae in several of the pollen pods. Not sure what happened to the video of those though.

Lovely, what a find!! Skunkroot. Hope you get an ID on these most interesting nest, food storage!?

Skunkroot
Skunkroot 8 years ago

Thanks Ava T-B, I really enjoyed reading that article!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Something similar from England: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/gloucestersh...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Your video is so informative!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

superb find!

Skunkroot
Spotted by
Skunkroot

Grand Junction, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2013
Submitted on Jul 13, 2013

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