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Leaf cutter bees friend or foe

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Post  Michael Cooper Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:55 pm

I have spotted a leaf cutter bee dragging a leaf down into the edge of a pot of Sage near my bonsais should I welcome it or get rid of it?
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Post  coh Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:44 pm

With all the problems with bee populations these days, I believe any native pollinators should be encouraged. Chances are the damage to your plants will be minimal and only cosmetic.
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Post  bonsaisr Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:50 pm

They may be interested in your sage, but do not touch live woody plants. Go here: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05576.html
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