Hylaeus (Prosopis) pictipes (Nylander),

Weissmann, Julie A., Picanco, Ana, Borges, Paulo A. V. & Schaefer, Hanno, 2017, Bees of the Azores: an annotated checklist (Apidae, Hymenoptera), ZooKeys 642, pp. 63-95: 73-74

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.642.10773

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E8512D08-5E22-4794-AE23-31FA1F1BD606

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scientific name

Hylaeus (Prosopis) pictipes (Nylander)
status

 

Hylaeus (Prosopis) pictipes (Nylander) 

Description.

Small black bee (wing length 3.5 mm, total length c. 5 mm) with elongate face, yellow face patterns, and black mandibles (Fig. 5b, d, 6c); groove (fovea) alongside inner eye margin curved towards lateral ocelli (cf. Falk and Lewington 2015, p. 81).

Distinguishing features.

Smallest Hylaeus  in the Azores, male with yellow face pattern exceeding insertion point of antennae, female face pattern with two small trapezoidal yellow spots; legs of males mainly yellow.

General distribution.

Eurasia, from Portugal to the Caucasus.

Distribution in the Azores.

Corvo, Faial, Flores, Graciosa, Pico, São Miguel.

First record.

1938 (first mentioned in Warncke 1992b).

Nesting.

Builds nests in pithy stems or uses existing cavities (e.g., hollow twigs, holes of wood-boring beetles).

Social behaviour.

Solitary.

Foraging.

Polylectic, observed on Ranunculaceae  ( Ranunculus cortusifolius  ) (Fig. 6d) and Asteraceae  ( Solidago azorica  , Helminthotheca echioides  ).

Phenology.

June-August.

Material.

Faial (Horta), 30.06.-05.07.1938, 1 female, leg. Richard K. H. Frey; Pico (Madalena), 6-9.07.1938, 1 male, leg. Ragnar Storå; Pico (Madalena), 6-9.07.1938, 1 female, leg. Richard K. H. Frey; S. Miguel (San Roque), 21.07.1938, 1 male, leg. Richard K. H. Frey, all det. and coll. Warncke (Linz). Corvo, 3 males; Graciosa (rim of Caldeira), 1 male; Pico ( São Roque), 2 females, all leg. H. Schaefer, coll. TUM (B3-B7, B44).

The COI sequence of specimen H. Schaefer B6 (TUM), acc. no. KX824777, differs in 1-7 positions from the five Hylaeus pictipes  sequences from Spain and Germany in GenBank (see Fig. 2).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Colletidae

Genus

Hylaeus