Taxonomy

Hylaeus (Spatulariella) hyalinatus

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

VULNERABLE

Species Biology

Identification

  • Small solitary species (5-7mm)
  • Small, black, shiny bee
  • Males have black mandibles and long hairs on their face
  • The underside of the antennal flagellum is orange in this species
  • Can be confused with all other Hylaeus species

Habitat

Rare. Known from a range of habitats but most commonly associated with coastal sites.

Flight period

 June-September

Nesting biology

Stem/cavity nesting (Rubus, wood, sandy banks, dry walls)

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Aegopodium, Daucus, Cirsium, Achillea, Tanacetum, Sinapis, Sisymbrium, Jasione, Sedum, Reseda, Rubus, Potentilla

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

North and Central Europe, northwards to Finland, up to 1800m in the Alps

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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