Gold-tipped Leafcutter Bee

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Gold-tipped leafcutter beeGenus: Megachile
Species: Megachile (Eutricharaea) chrysopyga
Common names: Gold-tipped Leafcutter Bee
ALA reference

This bee is from a different family of solitary bees. It has a large head and stout body. It cuts circular sections from the leaves of a wide variety of plants (even from the cat’s claw creeper) which it uses to line the tunnel of its brood chamber.

(April 2012)