Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prosopis hyalinata minos
Prosopis hyalinata var lugubris
Spatulariella hyalinata montebovensis
Spatulariella hyalinata aragonensis
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Smith, 1842.
Common name references the unusually hairy male face among European species
is quite a distinctive species in the east. In the female the clypeus and paroccular areas are roughly, but distinctly pitted. Also, the interpit spaces on the pleura are shiny. This is a very distinctive characteristic. Be sure to also check for this character if you think you have a female H. hyalinatus
Recorded on Coriandrum
. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page
lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Not a native species. Originally from Europe, North Africa, etc.
Ascher, J. S. 2001. Hylaeus hyalinatus Smith, a European bee new to North America, with notes on other adventive bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 103: 184-190.