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Megachile sp?

Observed: 2nd July 2011 By: mc9662
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Bee with a lot of yellow hairs under the abdomen. I think it is one of the Megachile sp leafcutters. It is going back and forth between the flowers and an old bamboo stem. Does the 'megachile' mean 'large mouthed/toothed'?

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megachile

possibly from Mega + cheilos = large lip.