Megachile ligniseca, records and Acer cutting

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Ben hargreaves
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Megachile ligniseca, records and Acer cutting

Two recent records for M. ligniseca in Mawdesley (2015) and Holmeswood ('16) - in gardens (using trap nests) of these villages in Lancashire (Half way between Chorley and Southport).

The bee last year was cutting from Norway Maple (with Sycamore also present, seemingly not used) and this years bee was likely cutting from Field Maple (no Sycamore present in the immediate vicinity).

Probably not surprising observations but not something I've read.

Ben Hargreaves.