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Leaf Cutter Bee's Nest

Megachilidae sp.


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


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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Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Fascinating :)

bugblub 11 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 11 years ago


Muckpuk 11 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 11 years ago

very interesting !

Telse 11 years ago

Thanks for the video too!

Telse 11 years ago

Wow! Interesting find Skunkroot.

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 11 years ago

Looks like mummy caterpillars! Great found!

Skunkroot 11 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 11 years ago

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

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Something similar from England:

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Your video is so informative!

KarenSaxton 11 years ago

superb find!

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Grand Junction, Colorado, USA

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

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