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Leaf-Cutting Bee

Megachile Subgenus Litomegachile


Grey and black bee-like flying insect with short black antennae and wings.


Hovered around and landed on a lemon tree flower

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CindyBinghamKeiser 11 years ago

Hi Kristal, it probably is. I'll submit it for he species ID for confirmation. Thank you!
Thank you misako.hill!

misako 11 years ago

great series!

KristalWatrous 11 years ago

Looks like a male Megachile sp. to me.

CindyBinghamKeiser 12 years ago

LOL, I never really noticed the names but now that you mention it, their lives must be all work, work, work! Thanks for the compliment :)

Dangermouse 12 years ago

My only thought is the fact that they all have trade names - plasterer, miner, carpenter.... I find it amusing. :D Great series of shots, by the way, but no idea on the ID. Sorry!

CindyBinghamKeiser 12 years ago

I was able to get some more shots of this lovely bee today. I believe this is a Plasterer Bee; however, it could be a Mining Bee. Thoughts???

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2011
Submitted on Aug 16, 2011

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