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Subgenus Prosopis

Yellow-masked Bee - Hylaeus - female Hylaeus? - Hylaeus Hylaeus modestus? - Hylaeus modestus - female Hylaeus spp.? - Hylaeus modestus Bee - Hylaeus Hylaeus - Hylaeus modestus - male Masked Bees - Hylaeus modestus - male Bee - Hylaeus ornatus
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 Prosopis
Numbers
13 spp. in our area, 49 spp. worldwide/total(1)
Range
holarctic, more diverse in the Old World; in our area, all 13 spp. occur in the US, 4 range into Canada (2 in the east, 1 transcontinental, and 1 in the west)(1)