Megachile willughbiella (Willughby's Leaf-cutter Bee)♂︎

Jacobaea vulgaris (Common ragwort)

Last update: 23 August 2023


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


The approaching evening turned a Common ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris) flower from a nectar source into a sleeping spot for a male Willughby’s Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile willughbiella) [1]. My presence didn’t move him at all, even with the camera right under his nose.

Willughby’s Leaf-cutter Bee ♂︎ (Megachile willughbiella), imago on Common ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris)


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