| Megachile sicula Rossi, 1792|
Main synonym = Chalicodoma sicula (Rossi, 1792)
| Taxonomical Classification: Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Megachilidae |
| Tawny Mining Bee Naħla tal-Koppla|
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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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