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Subgenus Spatulariella

The last few species from Cacalia - Hylaeus hyalinatus - male Hylaeus? - Hylaeus punctatus Hylaeus Bee (dead) - Hylaeus hyalinatus - male Hylaeus Bee (dead) - Hylaeus hyalinatus - male Hylaeus Bee - Hylaeus hyalinatus - male Hylaeus punctatus?? - Hylaeus punctatus - female Hylaeus punctatus? - Hylaeus punctatus - male Masked Bee? - Hylaeus punctatus - male
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, Plasterer, Masked, and Allied Bees)
Genus Hylaeus (Masked Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Spatulariella
2 spp. in our area (both introduced), 19 spp. total(1)
w. Palaearctic group, with 2 spp. introduced in the US and now spreading from both coasts (map)(1)
Print References
Snelling, R.R. (1983). Studies on North American Bees of the Genus Hylaeus. 6. An adventive Palearctic species in Southern California (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 82: 12-16. (Full Text)
C. S. Sheffield, S. Dumesh, AND M. Cheryomina. (2011). Hylaeus punctatus (Hymenoptera: Colletidae), A Bee Species New to Canada, with Notes on other Non-Native Species. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario, 142, pp 29-43 (Full Text)