Resin Bees

Resin Bees

Megachile

These bees can be seen bundling up balls of resin with which to seal the entrance to their solitary nests, they can also chew leaves to add to the mix. Resin bees make their nests in narrow holes in timber, rocks or crevices, with each egg being laid in its own cell in a row.

 

Resin bee (M deennii) image by Bob Luttrell. You can see how it is balling up some resin with its front legs.

Resin bee

 

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