Hylaeus (Hylaeus) communis | Common Yellow Face Bee
- Small solitary species (5-7mm)
- Small, black, shiny bee
- In males the face has yellow curling around the antennal sockets
- Can be confused with all other Hylaeus species
Majority of known records are from the urban environment.
Polylectic - Daucus, Aegopodium, Cirsium, Achillea, Tanacetum, Solidago, Crepis, Leontodon, Sinapis, Campanula, Sedum, Galeopsis, Allium, Lythrum, Reseda
All of Europe, northwards to Finland, up to 1600m in the Alps
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019
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Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists
Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.