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The other day I was weeding the flower garden, and heard a chewing sound. I tracked it down to this little bee on the lamb's ear's, who appeared to be chewing a path in the leaf fuzz. Startled the bee and it took off, then hovered, with what looked like a mouthful of white fluff, then off it went. There was a little squiggly bare trail left on the leaf.

I had no idea what it was but (gotta love Google!) did an internet search and found the "wool carder bee," which is a type of leaf-cutter that collects leaf fuzz for its nest.

There's always something new to find...
 

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I saw one of these on my Lantana yesterday. And I am guessing I shouldn't spray the grapevine which is missing a lot of leaf surface. (I spray with dilute dishsoap usually).
 

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well with more the 20,000 different bees who knows what one might run into. 44 subspecies of honeybees. God knew what he was doing to keep everything in check.
 
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