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Hylaeus wootoni (Cockerell, 1896)
Prosapis wootoni Cockerell, 1896; Prosapis divergens Cockerell, 1896; Prosopis wootoni Cockerell, 1896; Prosopis divergens Cockerell, 1896; Prosopis clandestinus Viereck, 1903; Prosopis excavata Swenk and Cockerell, 1910; Hylaeus perparvus Cockerell and Sumner, 1931; Prosopis tuertonis Cockerell, 1906; Hylaeus (Paraprosopis) tuertonis (Cockerell, 1906), possible synonym

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Subgenus: Paraprosopis

Hylaeus wootoni FEM mm .x ZS PMax
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Hylaeus wootoni FEM mm .x ZS PMax

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Hylaeus wootoni MALE mm x f
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Hylaeus wootoni MALE mm x f
Hylaeus wootoni, female, back
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Hylaeus wootoni, female, back

Hylaeus wootoni, female, back
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Hylaeus wootoni, female, back
Hylaeus wootoni, female, face
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Hylaeus wootoni, female, face

Hylaeus wootoni, female, side
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Hylaeus wootoni, female, side

This is one of the more widely distributed species of the subgenus Paraprosopis. Throughout its range it varies considerably in both size and structure; one of these variants was named by Cockerell (H. divergens). Metz reduced the name to the synonymy of H. wootoni, but twenty years later Cockerell and Sumner resurrected it on the basis of supposed genitalic differences as well as a slight difference in the shape of the lateral face marks. These claimed differences will not hold up when one considers the range of variation in a long series of specimens from many localities. Thus, one finds specimens with the genitalic characters of H. wootoni and the face marks of H. divergens, and vice verse. Furthermore, these varying combinations are usually found to occur together in a single area. The differences noted are therefore considered merely to be due to variation in the range exhibited by a single species, H. wootoni. Unless there are other, more stable, characters which 1 have not discovered, there seems to be no reason for the continued recognition of H. divergens.

I have examined the types of H. cooki, which are in the collection of P. H. Timberlake, and find that the female allotype cannot be separated from that sex of H. woo toni, although the type male represents a valid species (see below).

The holotype male of H. perparvus Cockerell and Sumner has been examined. This specimen is a typical male of H. woo toni. The supposed differences in the genitalia are due to distortion which resulted from extreme flattening during the preparation of the slide. The .distal portions of the lateral wings of the eighth ventrite are curled upward on the mount; this segment is at the edge of the balsam and difficult to see clearly. The ninth ventrite falls well within the range of variation attributed to H. woo toni.

Specimens have been examined from the following localities: UNITED STATES. Nebraska (Monroe Can. in Sioux Co.; UN), Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah (Emigration Can. and Big Cottonwood Can. in Salt Lake Co., Ogden; UCD), Nevada, California, Oregon (Tumalo Res. and Sisters in Deschutes Co.; UCD, CIS), Idaho (Craters of the Moon, Moscow Mts., Starkey, Ahsahke, 8 mi. E., Whitebird, 7 mi. N., Rock Cr., 12 mi. S., in Twin FaUs Co., Twin Spr., 2.5 mi. W., Emery Can. in Cassia Co.; UCD, UI), Wyoming (Little Goose Can. near Sheridan; AMNH, CU). MEXICO. Chihuahua (Madera, San Jose de Babicora; AMNH). CANADA. British Columbia (Revelstoke; CU).

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apiaceae  Eryngium heterophyllum @ AMNH_BEE (8)

Perideridia parishii @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Apocynaceae  Apocynum androsaemifolium @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Asteraceae  Anaphalis margaritacea @ BBSL (1)

Baccharis salicifolia @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Chrysothamnus sp @ BBSL (3)

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus @ BBSL (1); UCRC_ENT (5)

Chrysothamnus @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Cirsium arvense @ BBSL (1)

Dieteria canescens @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Ericameria nauseosa @ UCRC_ENT (16)

Ericameria √óbolanderi @ BBSL (1)

Ericameria @ UCRC_ENT (7)

Erigeron canus @ BBSL (1)

Erigeron @ UCRC_ENT (7)

Eriophyllum confertiflorum @ UCRC_ENT (4)

Gnaphalium stramineum @ BBSL (1)

Grindelia squarrosa @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Gutierrezia californica @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Gutierrezia sarothrae @ BBSL (1)

Heterotheca villosa @ BBSL (1); UCRC_ENT (1)

Heterotheca @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Psacalium decompositum @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Pseudognaphalium thermale @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Pyrrocoma uniflora @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Solidago californica @ UCRC_ENT (10)

Solidago confinis @ UCRC_ENT (20)

Solidago sp @ BBSL (5)

Solidago @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Symphyotrichum ascendens @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Tetradymia canescens @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Boraginaceae  Cryptantha lepida @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Eriodictyon trichocalyx @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Brassicaceae  Descurainia pinnata @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Sisymbrium irio @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Sisymbrium @ UCRC_ENT (5)
Cleomaceae  Cleome @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Peritoma arborea @ UCREM (1)

Peritoma serrulata @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Fabaceae  Lupinus @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Melilotus officinalis @ AMNH_BEE (4)

Prosopis @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Geraniaceae  Geranium richardsonii @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Geranium @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Lamiaceae  Hyptis @ UCREM (4)

Monardella linoides @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Liliaceae  Calochortus palmeri @ UCRC_ENT (2)
Loasaceae  Mentzelia laevicaulis @ UCRC_ENT (6)
Orobanchaceae  Cordylanthus nevinii @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Polygonaceae  Eriogonum alatum @ BBSL (1)

Eriogonum davidsonii @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Eriogonum fasciculatum @ UCRC_ENT (7)

Eriogonum gracile @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Eriogonum inflatum @ UCRC_ENT (6)

Eriogonum molestum @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Eriogonum nudum @ BBSL (1)

Eriogonum umbellatum @ UCRC_ENT (4)

Eriogonum wrightii @ UCRC_ENT (98)

Eriogonum @ AMNH_BEE (1); UCRC_ENT (21)

Oxytheca parishii @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Rhamnaceae  Ceanothus cordulatus @ UCRC_ENT (12)

Ceanothus integerrimus @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Ericameria nauseosa @ UCRC_ENT (5)

Rhamnus californica @ UCRC_ENT (10)
Rosaceae  Fallugia paradoxa @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Holodiscus discolor @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Petrophyton caespitosum @ BBSL (1)

Potentilla glandulosa @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Potentilla gracilis @ BBSL (1)

Potentilla hippiana @ BBSL (1)

Prunus @ AMNH_BEE (3)
Rykken, j.  1322 @ JRYA__NOCA (2)

1409 @ JRYA__OLYM (2)

1537 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)
Salicaceae  Salix @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Tamaricaceae  Tamarix chinensis @ UCRC_ENT (1)
_  Withheld @ BBSL (1089); BBSL__ZION (92)

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