Leaf-cutter Bee & Her Ball - Flower Ball - Megachile
Tonopah Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA March 22, 2015 Size: 5mm (Diameter)
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.
NOTE: This ball is about 5mm wide and they carry them in their jaws. Though I can't ID the exact flower petals, this flower ball looks like it has a bit of a waxy & oily secretion mixed in with some pollen, etc.
Please confirm, move or frass these images. Thanks for your help!
Contributed by Bob Biagi on 15 April, 2015 - 8:05am Last updated 9 August, 2015 - 6:40pm
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