The leaf cutter bees

As I wrote in a post earlier this week, prior to this week, I have never seen so many leaf cutter bees feeding on nectar and collecting pollen.

It looks like the cosmos flowers are very much to their taste.

Above is a leaf cutter bee on a Klondike cosmos flower.

These bees cut out a lot of round pieces from the edges of leaves on the rosebushes to line their nests.

It doesn't bother me at all. There will always be more leaves, anyway.

I think it's just interesting to actually see them around the backyard a lot these days.


Look to the right of the Prom dress cosmos flowers and you'll see a leaf cutter bee in flight.

A leaf cutter bee on a Prom dress cosmos flower

And the same leaf cutter bee from the side

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