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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.6 August 1999

Identification - Leaf-cutter bees

By - George Else

Many gardeners will be familiar with the appearance of the leaf margins of various shrubs, especially roses, which have had semicircular pieces neatly cut out and removed from some of them. Most, however, will be unaware of the fascinating and industrious insects which are responsible. The disfigurement is the work of leaf-cutter bees, of which two or three species regularly occur in gardens, including those of large cities, within the British Isles.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist