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Subgenus Cephalylaeus, Large-headed Masked Bees

Black Bee on Wild Rose - Hylaeus basalis - female Black Bee on Wild Rose - Hylaeus basalis - female Colletidae: Hylaeinae? - Hylaeus basalis - male Colletidae: Hylaeinae? - Hylaeus basalis - male 7856 - Hylaeus Hylaeus basalis - male - female Hylaeus basalis - male - female Hylaeus basalis - male
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 Cephalylaeus, Large-headed Masked Bees
Numbers
2 spp., both in our area(1)
Range
one sp. boreal transcontinental + western montane, another in the Pacific states (map)(1)