Leaf-cutter Bee (Anthidiellum notatum rufimaculatum)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Leaf-cutter Bee (Anthidiellum notatum rufimaculatum)

This particular subspecies is endemic to FL and my area is probably the northern most range. The color is a giveaway since

the northern subspecies has yellow markings. (source: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3493170?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents)

Learn: http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/HallG/Melitto/Intro.htm

Key: http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/HallG/Melitto/floridabees/anthidiellum.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

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1 comment
  1. I will never forget witnessing a leaf cutter bee cut out a piece of leaf from my Swamp Rose and fly off – it was truly a magical moment!

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