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Species Hylaeus basalis - Cinquefoil Masked Bee

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 Colletidae: Hylaeinae? - Hylaeus basalis - male Colletidae: Hylaeinae? - Hylaeus basalis - male 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)
Species basalis (Cinquefoil Masked Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hylaeus basalis (Smith, 1853). Prosopis basalis Smith, 1853
Size
Female 8-9 mm. Male 8-9 mm
Identification
Large size, entirely black face of the female, and broad head are distinctive.
Range
Southern Canada, from British Columbia to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, south to Idaho, Colorado, Wisconsin, Michigan and New York
Season
May to August
Food
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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