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leafcutter bee

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(Animals) any of various solitary bees of the genus Megachile that nest in soil or rotten wood, constructing the cells in which they lay their eggs from pieces of leaf
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The multi-chamber design attracts the largest variety of beneficial insects, including mason bees, leafcutter bees, lacewings, ladybugs and more.
Program Attract native mason and leafcutter bees to your yard with a simple-to-make bee hotel.
The first preserved leafcutter bees from the Pleistocene epoch have turned up in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
Leafcutter bees (Megachile rotundata) are often used to pollinate alfalfa being grown for commercial seed production.
The ones you probably see in your garden are bumblebees, honeybees, mason bees, leafcutter bees and possibly digger bees, which should make your decision a little easier.
THE red and blue mason bees and leafcutter bees are solitary bees that are also excellent pollinators and which rarely sting.
Leafcutter bees are a beneficial insect involved in pollination.
Aside from loopers, leafcutter bees also have started taking bites out of bougainvillea.
JIM BRADY called with news of leafcutter bees nesting up in Banks, and house martin young still being fed on Eccleston Street, Prescot.
Mason bees, carpenter bees and leafcutter bees are called cavity nesters because they make their nests in the holes of trees, fence posts, firewood, hollow plant stems or handmade bee nesting blocks.
After the blue orchard bees finish nesting, leafcutter bees, which seal their nest cells with chewed-up leaves instead of mud, get busy.
It relies on honey bees and leafcutter bees for pollination.