Leafcutter Bees – Megachile sp. are solitary bees not living in colonies like honey bees.

The females builds a nest for her eggs by cutting circular pieces out of leaves which are then shaped into a tube.

After cutting a neat circular piece of leaf the bee curls it for carring back to the nest.

This Leafcutter has chosen our cat’s scratching post for her nest, using the space behind the carpet.

Watch the Leafcutter on video.