A Leaf Cutter Bee on Cosmos Flowers with a video slide of photo’s. This “Megachile Ericetorum” leaf cutter foraging on flowers showing pollen abdomen.
A Leaf Cutter Bee on Cosmos Flowers.
Pretty leaf cutter bee on the cosmos flowers collecting nectar and getting full of pollen as well. Pollen sticks on the lower abdomen and in this way they collect quit a lot. Note the underneath of this leaf cutter bee, yellow with pollen.
The bee inserting its head into the flower and a good view of its body. Dark body with light stripes and a little wider than a normal bee. Not as large as a honey bee, but have seen some as large as well.
Below is a video slide show of the leaf cutter bee going from flower to flower obtaining pollen as it goes.