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Hylaeus flammipes (Robertson, 1893)
Prosapis flammipes Robertson, 1893; Prosopis modestus, sensu Metz, 1911, in part, misdet

Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Colletidae   Hylaeus
Subgenus: Prosopis


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Overview
Extrememly rare bee only known from the female

Identification
Note made by Mitchell (1960) - In the female, the male being unknown, there is a strong resumblance to H. ornatus, but the pleural punctures are somewhat finer and more widely separated, interspaces quite smooth but shining; punctures of scutum finer, distinctly though not widely separated; those on scutellum finer, interspaces much greater than diameter of punctures; metanotum smooth but dull; abdominal terga 1 and 2 testaceous except for apical third of 2nd; mid and hind legs entirely testaceous; wings uniformly subhyaline.

Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.

This species is based upon a single specimen collected in Citrus Co., Florida. The following comparative note was made from the type (No. 12850) in the collection of the Illinois Natural History Survey:

FEMALE—There is a strong resemblance ornatus, but the pleural punctures are somewhat finer and more widely separated, inter- spaces quite smooth but not shining; punctures scutum finer, distinctly though not widely separated, those on scutellum finer, inter- spaces much greater than diameter of punctures; metanotum smooth but dull; abdominal terga 1 and 2 testaceous except for apical third of 2nd; mid and hind legs entirely testaceous; wings uniformly subhyaline. No additional material has been found in any of the collections that have been made or received by the writer.


Names
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Geographic distribution
Only known from Florida

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