Wood-carving Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile ligniseca) F
Wood-carving Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile ligniseca) F

Brenne; Lignac 27/8/17. 'Females lack suberect hairs on the dorsal surface of tergite 6 which means comparison is only really needed with the smaller M. versicolor which has the pollen brush beneath the abdomen orange-haired at its base (whitish-haired in ligniseca) and tergite 6 more pointed at its tip (broadly rounded in versicolor).' S. Falk.

Ref: IMG 9630

Wood-carving Leaf-cutter Bee (Megachile ligniseca) F

Brenne; Lignac 27/8/17. 'Females lack suberect hairs on the dorsal surface of tergite 6 which means comparison is only really needed with the smaller M. versicolor which has the pollen brush beneath the abdomen orange-haired at its base (whitish-haired in ligniseca) and tergite 6 more pointed at its tip (broadly rounded in versicolor).' S. Falk.

Ref: IMG 9630