Leafcutting Bee

leafcutting beeLeafcutting Bee

Scientific name:
(Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)

Facts: Leafcutting bees are generally beneficial because they aid in pollination. However, they do cause minor damage to plants (particularly roses) by cutting oval or circular holes in the leaves. They use the leaf cuttings to line their nests, which are constructed in the soil, rotten wood, hollow stems, or other cavities.

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