Taxonomy

Hylaeus (Prosopis) brevicornis

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

ENDANGERED

Species Biology

Identification

  • 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

Habitat

Rare. Most known records are from coastal or woodland sites, but precise habitat associations are unclear.

Flight period

May-August

Nesting biology

Dead-stem nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Heracleum, Daucus, Jasione, Sedum, Rubus

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

All of Europe, northwards to Finland, up to 1900m in the Alps and Pyrenees

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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References

Publications

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.

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