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Leaf-cutter Bee & Her Ball - Megachile - female

Leaf-cutter Bee & Her Ball - Megachile - Female
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
March 22, 2015
Size: 14mm
This bee is one of many Mason Bees, that are living in a vent, above the front door. I have been filming them, as they come and go, but wanted a few clear images, for the ID. All of these images were shot in the shade, in the late afternoon. The ball that she was carrying, looks like a bunch of flower petals.
Please confirm, move or frass these images. Thanks for your help!

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Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Female leaf-cutter
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Thanks
John, thanks for setting me straight on the sex and the family. I'm reviewing the info for this genus now and I may have some better shots of them in the flowers. I will catch her again, if you want.
By the way, the flower ball image is still in "ID Request". Should it be there, frassed or moved here? Thank you!