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By Jtmcg

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

does anyone know if leafcutter bees can kill trees?



We've had leafcutter bees and they made amusing holes in leaves (especially rose leaves) but did no permanent damage.

6 Jul, 2010


In our grade they seem to like the Amelanchiers best - another member of the Rose family. They absolutely do not kill trees, they are quite delightful little solitary bees and are a very welcome presence in any garden.

6 Jul, 2010


Watching them carry rolled up bits of leaf like torpedoes under their bodies is really impressive.

6 Jul, 2010

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