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Hylaeus volusiensis Mitchell, 1951
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Colletidae   Hylaeus
Subgenus: Prosopis

Hylaeus volusiensis, male, abd1
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, abd1

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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, abd2
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, face1
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, face1

Hylaeus volusiensis, male, face2
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, mand
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, mand

Hylaeus volusiensis, male, side
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, side
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, top
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, top
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, top3
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, top4
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, wing
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, wing
Hylaeus volusiensis, male, abdomen
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Hylaeus volusiensis, male, abdomen

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


FEMALE—Length 8 mm.; black, including antennae, labrum, mandibles, entire face above clypeus and face marks; triangular lateral face marks, tubercles and two maculae on collar ivory; clypeus ferruginous; tegulae with ferruginous maculae; wings subhyaline basally, becoming slightly infuscated apically, veins and stigma fuscous to blackish; 1st and 2nd segments of abdomen brownish-ferruginous, the 2nd with a narrow, apical, blackish rim, the 3rd brownish-ferruginous at extreme base, abdomen otherwise blackish; legs in large part brownish-ferruginous, the front and middle femora somewhat blackened; face somewhat narrowed below; cheeks slightly narrower than eyes; facial foveae extremely narrow but quite distinct, closely paralleling upper margin of eyes, slightly diverging from eye margin at upper end; basal segment of flagellum subequal to pedicel, the 2nd segment slightly shorter, following segments slightly increasing in length; punctures of face shallow, well separated on areas below antennae, more close and fine but obscure above, very fine, shallow and obscure on vertex and cheeks; punctures of scutum slightly more coarse, deep and distinct, not crowded, those on scutellum slightly more sparse, the surface rather smooth, pleural punctures rather indistinct, shallow and irregular; abdominal terga practically impunctate.

MALE—Length 7 mm; black, including labrum, mandibles, and antennae above; flagellum more piceous beneath; basal segment of abdomen and all tibiae and tarsi brownish-ferruginous, apical portions of femora of the same color; tegulae brownish, the wings subhyaline basally, becoming somewhat infuscated apically, veins and stigma piceous; clypeus, supraclypeal area, lateral face marks, tubercles and two small spots on collar ivory, the lateral face marks extending slightly above antennae, rounded; scape not maculated; face narrowed below; cheeks narrower than eyes, basal segment of flagellum subequal to pedicel in length, the 2nd and following segments becoming slightly longer; punctures of maculated areas of face fine but rather deep and distinct, well separated but not sparse, those above antennae very close and fine, but rather deep and distinct, slightly separated on vertex, becoming somewhat more sparse on cheeks below; punctures of scutum rather close, deep and distinct, those on scutellum somewhat more sparse and coarse, the surface moderately shining; pleural punctures slightly more coarse and more distinctly separated than those on scutum; metanotum finely rugose; dorsal area of propodeum rather coarsely rugoso-striate, lateral areas smoother, only finely roughened, punctures obscure, posterior face with a rather deep median sulcus; abdominal segments quite smooth and shining, punctures exceedingly minute, barely visible.

DISTRIBUTION—Florida. The holotype and allotype are from Volusia County, and were found in a bait trap in March. Recently another female has been received, and this was found in a Mediterranean fruit fly trap in Dade County, May 3, 1957 (C. E. Shepard) [Florida State Plant Board].

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Geographic distribution
Known only from Florida

Natural history
Records show collection of this species in March and early May

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