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.
Red 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.
Nest Building Red Leafcutter Bee carries pieces of leaves to the nest, has an encounter with a wasp. Eventually seals nest with small leaves, tightly.
Red Leafcutter Bees Nest that was nestled in the lavender plant leaves. Bound by spider webs, and the red leafcutter bee foraging on flowers.