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Species Hylaeus hyalinatus - Hyaline Spatulate-Masked Bee

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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 Spatulariella, Spatulate-Masked Bees)
Species hyalinatus (Hyaline Spatulate-Masked Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hylaeus armillatus
Hylaeus decipiens
Hylaeus miscellus
Hylaeus tricuspis
Prosopis hyalinata minos
Prosopis hyalinata var lugubris
Prosopis longicornis
Prosopis similis
Spatulariella hyalinata montebovensis
Spatulariella hyalinata aragonensis
Vespa bipunctata
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Smith, 1842.
Identification
H. hyalinatus 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. (DL)
Range
Northeast
Food
Recorded on Coriandrum and Daucus. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Remarks
Not a native species. Originally from Europe, North Africa, etc.
Print References
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.
Internet References