Busy Leaf Cutter Bee with Pollen “Megachile Ericetorum” . A video slide of this busy bee, collecting pollen as it buzzes from flower to flower.
Busy Leaf Cutter Bee with Pollen.
This very busy Dark Leaf Cutter bee with Pollen on lower body.
The bee was found foraging for nectar and pollen was collecting on the lower abdomen. Always turning its abdomen up in the air. This is how they transport the pollen.
The cosmos flowers have been a favorite for many bees discovered in Southern Ecuador. Always seeking food for their breeding and nesting seasons. These leaf cutter bees do not live in hives, but build nests of leaves.
Amazing beautiful bee, that has a much thicker abdomen than a normal honey bee.
Below is a video slide of photos taken of this bee foraging on flowers.