Solitary Bee species in Ecuador. Solitary bees are not the same as social bees, as the females don’t rely on help to bring up the young.
Leaf Cutter Bee
Who Lives in Bee Hotels. Bee hotels are provided for bees to use as breeding places by cavity-nesting solitary bee species.
Both Leafcutter Bees on Flowers. Both the black and red leafcutter bee species foraging on cosmos flowers, flying passed each other.
Nest Building video of Leaf Cutter Bee. Step by step slides of the red leaf cutter bee, bringing leaves and fighting off a wasp to protect and build a nest.
Busy Leafcutter Bee with Pollen “Megachile Ericetorum” . A video slide of this busy leafcutter bee, collecting pollen as it buzzes from flower to flower.
Patchwork Leafcutter Bee found in Ecuador on our cosmos flowers. A bee that is one of the number of small solitary bees found.