walwyn Sat, 02/06/2010 - 02:01
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Megachile sp
Megachile centuncularis


Megachile is a genus of leafcutter bees that occurs worldwide. Some species of Megachile neatly cut pieces of leaves or petals, hence their common name. This is one of the largest genera of bees, with well over 500 species.


Nests are usually in burrows in the ground, but are sometimes constructed in hollow twigs or other constricted natural cavities.