Leaf-cutter Bee
Genus Megachile
Subgenus Eutricharaea


megachile eutricharaea
All I knew about this little bee when I saw it in my yard was that I had never
seen one before.  It was not that concerned with the large wasps that were patrolling
 around it, but it was aware of me moving in for a picture.  © Carol Davis 8-12-2017

eutricharaea bee
  I got two photographs from about five feet away when it took off
for parts unknown. I looked for more for quite a while in my back
yard in Taylorsville, Utah, but I never saw another one. Maybe next
year.  Bugguide identified this bee for me.  © Carol Davis 8-12-2017

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