A Leafcutter Bee has made a nest inside this gum nut. I noticed the bee flying out but wasn't quick enough to get a photo of it.
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LEAFCUTTER BEE FACTS
Leafcutter Bees are mainly black with white hairs. They cut oval pieces of leaves and put them in a crack or hole to make their nest. The cells in the nest are made of overlapping pieces of leaf capped with circular pieces. Cells are built in a row from the back of the hole to the front.
woodland and gardens. In gardens they often use leaves from roses, honeysuckle, Bauhinea.
nectar and pollen
|Common Name:||Leafcutter Bee|
Relatives in same Genus
Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee (M. rotundata)