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Prof. Naturalist since 1996. Works at Silver Springs State Park, UF Florida Master Naturalist Program Instructor, Uplands Module.
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Nice find. These little bees aren't aggressive, and are unlikely to sting you, so welcome them into your garden. You may find some leaves have little circles cut out of them. It shouldn't hurt the plants. They are excellent pollinators for your veggies! You can even build a bee house for them quite easily!
I will venture a somewhat-educated guess that it's some sort of a cocoon. It seems to be wrapped around the edges of the leaf or leaves, pulling it a bit closed (kinda like a taco shell) , and then there appears to be a more solid mass inside. Possibly the pupa?
Anyone who knows otherwise, feel free to correct me! :)