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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Subgenus Hylaeus, Nominate Masked Bees

Hylaeus ID Request - Hylaeus leptocephalus - male Hylaeus ZH3Z2811 - Hylaeus mesillae - male Hylaeus Trap Nest Results - Hylaeus annulatus Hylaeus sp.? - Hylaeus Hylaeus leptocephalus? - Hylaeus leptocephalus - male Hylaeus leptocephalus? - Hylaeus leptocephalus - female Tiny, white-faced bee - Hylaeus leptocephalus Colletidae, face - Hylaeus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Colletidae (Cellophane or Plasterer, Masked, and Fork-tongued Bees)
Genus Hylaeus (Masked Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Hylaeus, Nominate Masked Bees
12 spp. in our area, >90 spp. total(1)
holarctic group more diverse in Eurasia; in our area, all 12 spp. occur in the US, 6 range into Canada (incl. 2 holarctic spp.)(1)