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Leaf-cutter Bee & Her Ball - Flower Ball - Megachile

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!

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Should this image be frassed?
John, I'm not sure why this image didn't move with the other four. Are you trying to send it to frass or some other location? Thanks

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