Leafcutter bees

Have you seen these?

Photos by Africa of "Bug Blog"

Oval-shaped leaf cutouts?

Have no fear!

You are providing 'plaster' for the leafcutter bees. They will NOT do permanent damage to your rose bushes!

Leafcutter bees can be identified by the way they hold their abdomens slightly tipped in the air. The yellow or orange pollen on the underside is clearly visible.

Leafcutter bees are primo bee watching.

Tis the season for leafcutters!