DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/13.3.2116

First records of Hylaeus (Paraprosopis) pictipes Nylander, 1852 (Hymenoptera: Colletidae) in North America

Jason Gibbs, Holger H. Dathe

Abstract


Cavity-nesting bees, such as members of the genus Hylaeus Fabricius (Hymenoptera: Colletidae), are prone to accidental introductions by human-mediated transportation. The first records of Hylaeus (Paraprosopis) pictipes Nylander, 1852 in North America are reported. Hylaeus pictipes is a European species newly discovered from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA; and Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Notes on its identification and a discussion of exotic bees in North America are provided.

Keywords


adventive species; Apoidea; bees; distribution; Hylaeinae

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