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Scientific Name: Hylaeus sp.
Common Name: Yellow-faced Bee
Hylaeus are a genus of small dark, solitary bees. Many of this group of bees have a large yellow patch on the face and so are often called yellow-faced bees. The adults are small, dark and mainly hairless. The males have a conspicuously pale yellow face with long hairs and yellow bands on the legs. The female have less yellow on the face and legs, but have bands of silvery hairs on the abdomen. Firm identification needs expert knowledge and close examination.
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