Hylaeus spp – Masked BeeHylaeus (Prosopisteron) Hylaeus albonitens Hylaeus alcyoneus Hylaeus constrictiformis Hylaeus douglasi Hylaeus elegans Hylaeus euxanthus Hylaeus maiellus Hylaeus nubilosus Hylaeus proximus Hylaeus ruficeps Hylaeus theodorei Hylaeus violaceus Hylaeus vittatifrons

Photographs © Marc Newman

The species Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis belong to the Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) Michener, 1965, that also include Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) maiellus. They can sometimes be seen roosting together on the same plant.

Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis males on Melaleuca armillaris © Marc Newman
Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis males on Melaleuca armillaris © Marc Newman
Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis © Marc Newmanmis
Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis © Marc Newmanmis
Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis © Marc Newman
Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis © Marc Newmanmis
Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis © Marc Newman
Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis © Marc Newman

Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis and Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) maiellus roosting on Melaleuca armillaris.

Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis and Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) maiellus roosting on Melaleuca armillaris © Marc Newman
Hylaeus constrictiformis and Hylaeus maiellus roosting together on Melaleuca armillaris © Marc Newman

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Hexapoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Informal: Pterygotes
  • Order: Hymenoptera
  • Superfamily: Apoidea
  • Informal: Apiformes
  • Family: Colletidae
  • Subfamily: Hylaeinae
  • Genus: Hylaeus
  • Subgenus: infrageneric Rhodohylaeus
  • Species: Hylaeus constrictiformis

Footnote & References

  1. Hylaeus (Rhodohylaeus) constrictiformis, Photographs © Marc Newman, Flickr, https://flickr.com/photos/koolbee/albums

Hylaeus spp – Masked BeeHylaeus (Prosopisteron) Hylaeus albonitens Hylaeus alcyoneus Hylaeus constrictiformis Hylaeus douglasi Hylaeus elegans Hylaeus euxanthus Hylaeus maiellus Hylaeus nubilosus Hylaeus proximus Hylaeus ruficeps Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) ruficeps ruficeps Hylaeus theodorei Hylaeus violaceus Hylaeus vittatifrons

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