Megachile sicula  Rossi, 1792
Main synonym = Chalicodoma sicula    (Rossi, 1792)
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Megachilidae
Tawny Mining Bee     Naħla tal-Koppla
Further Information:
Females are often seen on the ground, collecting dust and rock particles which they use to construct their nests. The nest is dome-shaped and is usually attached to walls or large rocks. It is the specific pollinator of the endemic orchid - Ophrys melitensis.

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