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Leafcutter Bee

family: Megachilidae


Leafcutter bees cut leaves to construct nests in cavities. They create multiple cells in the nest, each with a single larva and pollen stored for the larvae to eat. Leafcutting bees are important pollinators of wildflowers, fruits, vegetables and other crops.


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@Agnes, thanks! :)

AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 years ago

Awesome catch Leana, especially pics 1,2,3!

Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 9, 2013
Submitted on Jul 11, 2013

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