Yellow-Faced Bee

Scientific Name: Hylaeus sp.

Family: Colletidae

Native Range:

Size: Small, 5 – 7 mm (0.2 – 0.3 in)*

Nest: Preexisting cavities: wood, stems or twigs*

Nest Lining: Silk-like salivary gland secretions, brushed on with glossa*

Active: Late spring – late summer*

Color and Appearance: Black with yellow markings; hairless, bilobed tongue, no pollen-collecting scopae*

Pollen Collection: Pollen stored internally in crop*

*From Heather Holm, Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants. Minetonka: Pollination Press, LLC, 2014., p. 257.

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