37bee) Female Blackheaded Leafcutter Bee

175 GBP

Female Blackheaded Leafcutter Bee

2x actual size

Another one of those beautiful creatures that works so hard, and uses aspects of the environment to make her home.  The leafcutter does just that - cuts leaves and uses them to build and seal their nests. In nature, they will use the abandoned holes in wood left by wood-boring beetles, holes in the ground vacated by earthworms, dried out hollow stems such as sweet cicely, and a variety of suitable cavities. 

Media: Vintage brass tin, embroidery thread, wool, gold leaf, beads.

32mm x 14mm