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leaf-cutter I am not 100% on the identification of this leaf-cutter although I do feel comfortable with it. Help to confirm would be appreciated. Geotagged,Megachile davidsoni,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

leaf-cutter

I am not 100% on the identification of this leaf-cutter although I do feel comfortable with it. Help to confirm would be appreciated.

    comments (8)

  1. First off, wonderful photo with incredible details!

    I'm no expert either, just sharing some thoughts. Comparing reference photos with your photos, yours seems to have very hairy legs, which I do not see in other photos. Megachile apicalis does look more hairy, like your photo.

    I could be completely wrong though, as there could be variants, juveniles, males and females have different appearances. Would you happen to have a photo of the back/abdomen?
    Posted 2 years ago, modified 2 years ago
    1. Posted 2 years ago
      1. Oh wow, what is going on here?? Posted 2 years ago
        1. Wood boring bee. Crazy right!? Posted 2 years ago
          1. That's a whole lot more than "leaf-cutter". Posted 2 years ago
  2. Stunning image Stephen.
    Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Mark. Posted 2 years ago

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''Megachile davidsoni'' is a species of bee in the family Megachilidae. It was described by Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell in 1902.

Species identified by Stephen Philips
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By Stephen Philips

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Uploaded May 11, 2018. Captured May 11, 2018 14:31 in E Britton Way, Tucson, AZ 85739, USA.
  • Canon EOS 5DS R
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO100
  • 180mm