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Species Hylaeus punctatus - Punctate Spatulate-Masked Bee

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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 punctatus (Punctate Spatulate-Masked Bee)
Explanation of Names
Author: Brullé, 1832.
Europe, South America and North America
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Non-native. Introduced very recently.
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)