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

Photographs © Marc Newman

The following photograph taken in Ballendean, Queenland is of a male Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus roosting.

Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus male roosting © Marc Newman
Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus male roosting © Marc Newman

The following photograph taken in Ballendean, Queenland is of a female Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus bubbling with ingested pollen mixed with nectar. This bee is 7.7 mm long.

Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus female bubbling © Marc Newman
Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus female bubbling © Marc Newman

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  • 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 HylaeorhizaSpecies:
  • Species: Hylaeus nubilosus
Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus © Marc Newman
Female Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus © Marc Newman

Footnote & References

  1. Photographs Hylaeus (Hylaeorhiza) nubilosus © 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 ruficeps Hylaeus (Euprosopoides) ruficeps ruficeps Hylaeus violaceus Hylaeus vittatifrons

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