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30/09/2012 at 20:19
Saw my first leaf-cutter only a couple of weeks ago Richard. Didn't get a chance to look at its underside...

Kate
30/09/2012 at 22:58

Saw one this year making a home underneath some sempervivums in a pot next to a sheltered wall. It was fascinating to watch this little creature tunnelling under the gravel into the gritty soil.  It looked as if it was flying in on a little green magic carpet.  Kept me entertained for hours! 

 

01/10/2012 at 06:35
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/beeandrobin003-2-1.jpg

 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cobaea011.jpg

 

I love watching Leaf Cutter bees  I always have one nesting in my greenhouse behind the wood with the plug on it and I have noticed some bees have been using my small bug box

I tried to take a photo of a leafcutter bee - if you look closely you may be able to see it

Pam LL x 

05/10/2012 at 01:05
This year I have had a big problem with leaf cutter bees. They have ruined roses, Dahlias, pear, plum and the gooseberries my plants are bald totally bare of leaves. Any ideas on persuading them to move some where else. I didn't mind them last year when only a few leaves were nipped and it was fun watching them cart the leaves to the nests but this year they have taken over
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