Chewed leaf plugs

Chewed leaf plugs are made from masticated leaves. They appear as dried green mash, sometimes fading with time.  Early nesters that make these plugs are Osmia sp.  Mid and late summer nesters that make these plugs are some of our Megachile sp.

139002_E3_07Jul13

139002_E3_07Jul13

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131068_G3_26Jun13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes pebbles or debris are included.  These are made by Hoplitis sp.

131060_H3_15Jun13

131060_H3_15Jun13

 

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