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Leaf-cutter Bee

Observed: 11th July 2011 By: pkd35
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Leaf-cutter Bee
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Description:

This bee was caught in the act of completely blocking off (as it did 2 years ago) part of a small pond pump's system. Last time it took hours to remove the blocked pipe, and feed in a new one. It seems I am too late again !
It is an ethos here, that we only share the garden!
I am uncertain as to the species ID of this particular bee.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Mark at Magdalen's picture

Very good series of photos

Very good series of photos

Martin Harvey's picture

Megachile

Agree that it is a Megachile leaf-cutter bee, but I wouldn't be confident in taking it to species. How did you decide on M. centuncularis? A lovely set of photos.

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