Megachile centuncularis

Megachile centuncularis – Common Leaf-cutter Bee

The Common Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile centuncularis) has found my bee house so I have been watching her making chambers for her grubs. I’ve also learned that this is the lady responsible for the holes on the leaves of my roses! Good for her I say. Wasp may be better at papermaking but bees have the charisma.

I didn’t see the first one constructed… only the finished leaf covered hole. What is very odd is that something has now pushed that leaf far back into the hole so it is barely visible down and right of the new one.


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