Leaf piece plugs

Leaf piece plugs are made from unchewed pieces of leaf.  Sometimes these are loosely piled at the entrance to the nesting tunnel.

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131030_F2_14Jul13

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Other times they are chewed around the edges and cemented in place.

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131200_I3_29Jun13

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Leaf piece plugs are made by some of our local Megachile sp.

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