Bee hotel:
Willughby’s Leaf-cutter Bee ♀︎

Last update: 10 April 2021
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A few Willughby’s Leaf-cutter Bee females were active in the garden this year and inspected the bee hotel with great interest, but unfortunately as far as I have been able to observe no nests were built.

Willughby’s Leaf-cutter Bee ♀︎ (Megachile willughbiella)
Willughby’s Leaf-cutter Bee ♀︎ (Megachile willughbiella)

On gloomy days there are numerous bees resting in the hotel. These are females of the Willughby’s Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile willughbiella). The female is recognizable from the thin short haired front legs. The male’s are very broad and long haired. 

Willughby’s Leaf-cutter Bee ♀︎
(Megachile willughbiella)
Willughby’s Leaf-cutter Bee ♀︎
(Megachile willughbiella)

This female inspects nest holes in section I.

Willughby’s Leaf-cutter Bee ♀︎ (Megachile willughbiella)

In 2020 I finally managed to spot a female in the process of building a nest in bee hotel section II block 3.

Megachile willughbiella ♀︎
Megachile willughbiella ♀︎
Megachile willughbiella ♀︎
Megachile willughbiella ♀︎
Megachile willughbiella ♀︎
Megachile willughbiella ♀︎

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