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Yellow Faced Bee

Scientific Name
Hylaeus sp.
Scientific Author
Fabric
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Hylaeini)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Native
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Images

Dorsal - Adult
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PANZ:HYM5 Hylaeus relegatus
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Justin C. Smith MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Small size; most species with limited pale integumental markings on the head and thorax; fore wing with 2 submarginal cells; vestiture very sparse; almost naked; metasomal tergum 1 without longitudinal groove; metasomal terga black; glossa is short and subtruncate to weakly bilobed and lacks seriate hairs but has fine hairs on the posterior surface.

Female: Pygidal plate absent.

Male: Face with one to several yellow maculae.

Larvae

About 8 mm in length; produced labiomaxillary region; absence of a spinneret; lacking subapical mandibular tooth and antennal papillae; body integument nonspiculate.

References

- Michener, C.D. (2000). Bees of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, USA, 913 pp.

- Evans, H.E. (1987). Order Hymenoptera. In: Stehr, F.W. (ed.), Immature Insects. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. Chapter 27, pp. 597-710.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
19/10/2011 12:35 AEST
Last Updated
09/04/2014 21:58 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Yellow Faced Bee (Hylaeus sp.) Updated on 4/9/2014 9:58:38 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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