Contents of Leafcutter Bee Nest

Photo of leaf fragments and other materials in cocoon cells of leafcutter bee

Leafcutter bees are solitary and don't live in hives. The females construct tubular nests in the soil or in some kind of elongated hole (as in a hollow twig). The nests are lined with small circles of leaves that the females clip from plants, and provisioned with nectar and pollen. Each chamber receives one egg.

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