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When they cut leaves, they leave a characteristic oblong or circular cutout on
the edge of the leaf or petal.
Several oblong leaf pieces line individual cells in the nest. The cell is
filled with pollen and nectar, an egg is laid, itís capped with round leaf
pieces, and then the bee starts over collecting oblong leaf pieces. The result
is a series of cells in a tunnel, each cell containing one offspring.