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THE LEAF-CUTTER BEES

August 24, 2012

I love and hate these leaf-cutter bees.I just love them because they are beneficial and they pollinate all the flowers in the garden, but at the same time hate them for being the destroyer.They are beautiful but, my feelings for them developed very slowly because I don’t like their behavior.They cut all the leaves of the plants in the garden.

Compared to the honeybees, leaf-cutter bees are shiny black in color and smaller than the honeybees.You can see the difference here,check image above.The honeybee upward and the leaf-cutter bee downward sharing common interest.

This is how the leaf looks like after the damage! I’m just wondering why they behave like these.What made them crave to cut all the leaves?

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