Hylaeus (Prosopis) brevicornis
- Small solitary species (5-7mm)
- Small, black, shiny bee
- Males have black mandibles and very short hairs on their face
- Can be confused with all other Hylaeus species
Rare. Most known records are from coastal or woodland sites, but precise habitat associations are unclear.
Polylectic - Heracleum, Daucus, Jasione, Sedum, Rubus
All of Europe, northwards to Finland, up to 1900m in the Alps and Pyrenees
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023
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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.