Ferdinand Pichard, a flamboyant and richly fragrant rose.
Our garden at Stefen Hill, Daventry. 19 July, 2017
Not that I was surprised because the culprit is very widespread: it was a leafcutter bee and almost certainly the work of Megachile centuncularis. This is probably the commonest species in gardens and was certainly present in our previous garden in Byfield.
The females cut out pieces of leaf and bear them back to their nest. This leaf portion is then used in the construction of neat cells which are filled with a mixture of nectar and pollen - plus an egg.
Neat, semi-circular hole sin rose leaves are the work of leafcutter bees.
Stefen Hill, Daventry. 19 July, 2017