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Female "Leafcutter" Tiny little girl sitting on a bloom from a rosemary bush for prospective. Imported in the US to assist in pollination of crops. Fall,Geotagged,Megachile rotundata,United States Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Female "Leafcutter"

Tiny little girl sitting on a bloom from a rosemary bush for prospective. Imported in the US to assist in pollination of crops.

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''Megachile rotundata'', the alfalfa leafcutter bee or lucerne leafcutter bee is a European bee that has been introduced to other regions. As a solitary bee species, it does not build colonies or store honey, but is a very efficient pollinator of alfalfa, carrots and some other vegetables.

In North America, the species was deliberately imported to assist in the pollination of food crops, but has now become feral and widespread. In New Zealand and Australia, it was also introduced to assist.. more

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Uploaded Oct 22, 2017. Captured Oct 22, 2017 15:49 in E Britton Way, Tucson, AZ 85739, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/8.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO400
  • 180mm