Western Leafcutter Bee  (two photos)
Megachile perihirta


Megachile perihirta
            bee
There were a few of these in the mud up Big Cottonwood
 Canyon,
Salt Lake County, Utah. The males have white
"mittens" on their front legs. Identified to species
by Bugguide. 
© Carol Davis 7-11-2018

biting the leg of a
            leafcutter
This charming bee was having its legs bitten by some ants but
seemed more interested in what I was up to.  I call these
the "Mustached Bees" because of the long facial hairs.
They also have beautiful green eyes.  © Carol Davis 7-11-2018

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