Leafcutter Bee

Leafcutter Bee. Leafcutter bees are found in all states and mainland territories. Mason bees and leaf cutter bees are gentle and don’t sting.

Pugnacious leafcutter Bee (Megachilepugnata) Abeille
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Mason bees and leaf cutter bees are a gardener’s best friend. Compared to the cute & fuzzy honey bee, leafcutters are a bit slimmer with shorter hair. Leafcutter bees use ~6mm holes and cavities to build its nest.

Leafcutter bees pollinates summer plants like strawberries and melons.

They are active from late spring to late summer. The leafcutter bee is a productive pollinator for summer gardens and flowers. Compared to the cute & fuzzy honey bee, leafcutters are a bit slimmer with shorter hair. Leafcutter bees cut the leaves of plants.