leaf-cutter bee


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Noun1.leaf-cutter bee - bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and flowers to line its nestleaf-cutter bee - bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and flowers to line its nest
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
genus Megachile, Megachile - type genus of the Megachilidae: leaf-cutting bees
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Webster, Kilsyth These perfectly round holes are caused by the leaf-cutter bee, which uses the foliage to line its nest.
Bumble bees (Bombus spp.), the eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica L.), several species of halictids, the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.), the mining bee (Svastra atripes Cresson), and the leaf-cutter bee (Megachile brevis Say) were found to be common visitors of partridge pea flowers (Robertson, 1890; Hardin et al., 1972; Thorp and Estes, 1975; Wolfe and Estes, 1992; Williams et at, 2015).
One, a leaf-cutter bee in the genus Osmia, is in the same family (Megachilidae) as the Anthidium bee and has similar traits.