Taxonomy

Hylaeus (Prosopis) confusus

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small solitary species (5-7mm)
  • Small, black, shiny bee
  • In males the mandibles are yellow/white (black in other species)
  • Can be confused with all other Hylaeus species

Habitat

Known from a range of habitat types.

Flight period

May-September

Nesting biology

Stem/cavity nesting (Rubus, wood, river banks)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Achillea, Jasione, Campanula, Melilotus, Reseda, Rubus

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

All of Europe, northwards to central -Finland, up to 2000m in the Alps and Caucasus

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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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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