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Subgenus Hylaeus, Nominate Masked Bees

Hylaeus ID Request - Hylaeus leptocephalus - male Masked Bee? - Hylaeus Wasp - Hylaeus annulatus Colletidae, lateral - Hylaeus - female Masked Bees (Hylaeus)....maybe  Hylaeus rudbeckiae female? - Hylaeus Masked Bees (Hylaeus)....maybe  Hylaeus rudbeckiae female? - Hylaeus Masked Bee - Hylaeus leptocephalus - male Another Masked Bee - Hylaeus annulatus
Classification
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
Numbers
12 spp. in our area, >90 spp. total(1)
Range
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)