Hylaeus (Prosopisteron)

Hylaeus relegatus, copyright Uwe Schneehagen.

Belongs within: Hylaeinae.

The subgenus Prosopisteron of the genus Hylaeus includes small, relatively generalised bees with broad apical lobes on the seventh sternum in males (Michener 1965).

Characters (from Michener 1965): Mandibles only rarely with weak third or fourth tooth in female; interantennal distance greater than clypeo-ocular distance; subantennal sutures shorter than to two times as long as diameter of antennal socket; middle segments of male flagellum usually less than twice as long as broad. Claws with prongs usually parallel; stigma large, two-thirds to three-fourths as long as, or nearly as long as, costal margin of marginal cell; free part of marginal cell longer, usually twice as long, as rest; apex of cell usually very near wing margin; distance from apex of cell to wing tip equal to or less than length of free part of cell; second submarginal cell usually half as long as first or less, receiving both recurrent veins or the first received near end of first submarginal cell; propodeum with horizontal area shorter than vertical, triangle usually with one-fourth to one-half of its length on vertical surface; horizontal surface rounded onto vertical surface, usually dull but not areolate or carinate and without carina or sharp angle separating dorsal from horizontal surfaces. Second tergum with fovea usually absent or punctiform; gradulus of second tergum usually transverse; seventh sternum of male with four apical lobes, at least one pair of them broad and with hairs; eighth sternum with median process usually notched at apex, occasionally bifid or simple.

<==Hylaeus (Prosopisteron Cockerell 1906)M65
    |--H. (*P.) serotinellus (Cockerell 1906) [=*Prosopisteron serotinellum]M65
    |--P. (P.) accipitris (Cockerell 1914) [=Prosopis accipitris]M65
    |--H. (P.) agilis (Smith 1876) [=Prosopis agilis]M65
    |--H. (P.) amatulus (Cockerell 1922) [=Prosopis amatula]M65
    |--H. (P.) aralis (Cockerell 1916) [=Prosopis aralis]M65
    |--H. (P.) asperithorax (Rayment 1927) [=Euryglossa asperithorax]M65
    |--H. (P.) auriferus (Cockerell 1918) [=Prosopis aurifera]M65
    |--H. (P.) basilautus (Rayment 1954) [=Meroglossa basilauta]M65
    |--H. (P.) baudinensis (Cockerell 1905) [=Prosopis baudinensis]M65
    |--H. (P.) bicoloratus (Smith 1853) [=Prosopis bicoloratus]M65
    |--H. (P.) bicuneatus (Cockerell 1910) [=Prosopis bicuneata]M65
    |--H. (P.) bidentatus (Smith 1853) [=Prosopis bidentata]M65
    |--H. (P.) blanchae Rayment 1953M65
    |--H. (P.) brevior (Cockerell 1918) [=Prosopis brevior]M65
    |--H. (P.) callosus (Cockerell 1910)H18, M65 [=Prosopis callosaM65]
    |--H. (P.) cameroni (Cockerell 1905) [=Prosopis cameroni; incl. P. sulcifrons Cameron 1898 non Smith 1853]M65
    |--H. (P.) capitosus (Smith 1876) [=Prosopis capitosa]M65
    |--H. (P.) centralis (Friese 1924) [=Prosopis centralis]M65
    |--H. (P.) chlorosomus (Cockerell 1913) [=Prosopis chlorosoma]M65
    |--H. (P.) cliffordiellus Rayment 1953M65
    |--H. (P.) crassifemoratus (Cockerell 1922) [=Prosopis crassifemorata]M65
    |--H. (P.) crassior Cockerell 1926M65
    |--H. (P.) cyaneomicans (Cockerell 1910) [=Prosopis cyaneomicans]M65
    |--H. (P.) cyanophilus (Cockerell 1910) [=Prosopis cyanophila]M65
    |--H. (P.) distractus (Cockerell 1914) [=Prosopis distracta]M65
    |--H. (P.) elongatus (Smith 1879) [=Prosopis elongata]M65
    |--H. (P.) eugeniellus (Cockerell 1910) [=Prosopis eugeniella]M65
    |--H. (P.) flavojugatus (Cockerell 1912) [=Prosopis flavojugata]M65
    |--H. (P.) frederici (Cockerell 1905) [=Prosopis frederici; incl. P. similis Smith 1853 non Fabricius 1793]M65
    |--H. (P.) greavesi (Rayment 1935) [=Gnathoprosopis greavesi]M65
    |--H. (P.) hobartianus (Cockerell 1905) [=Prosopis hobartiana]M65
    |--H. (P.) hobartiellus Cockerell 1929M65
    |--H. (P.) hudsoni (Cockerell 1925)M65
    |--H. (P.) infans (Cockerell 1910) [=Prosopis infans]M65
    |--H. (P.) innocens (Cameron 1898) [=Prosopis innocens]M65
    |--H. (P.) laevigatulus Michener 1965 (see below for synonymy)M65
    |--H. (P.) leai (Cockerell 1912) [=Prosopis leai]M65
    |--H. (P.) littleri (Cockerell 1918) [=Prosopis littleri]M65
    |--H. (P.) mackayensis (Friese 1924) [=Prosopis mackayensis]M65
    |--H. (P.) maorianus (Cockerell 1909) [=Prosopis maoriana]M65
    |--H. (P.) marionellus (Rayment 1931) [=Gnathoprosopis marionella]M65
    |--H. (P.) mediovirens (Cockerell 1913) [=Prosopis mediovirens]M65
    |--H. (P.) melanops (Cockerell 1916) [=Prosopis melanops]M65
    |--H. (P.) microphenax (Cockerell 1910) [=Prosopis microphenax]M65
    |--H. (P.) murrayensis Rayment 1935M65 [=H. aralis murrayensisR35]
    |--H. (P.) nanus (Friese 1924) [=Prosopis nana]M65
    |--H. (P.) nigrescens (Cockerell 1918) [=Prosopis nigrescens]M65
    |--H. (P.) perhumilis (Cockerell 1914) [=Prosopis perhumilis]M65
    |--H. (P.) perpictus Rayment 1935M65
    |--H. (P.) perrufus Cockerell 1929H18, M65 [=H. (Rhodohylaeus) perrufusM65]
    |--H. (P.) pictulus Michener 1965 [=H. pictus Rayment 1935 non Prosopis picta Smith 1853]M65
    |--H. (P.) primulipictus (Cockerell 1905) [=Prosopis primulipicta]M65
    |--H. (P.) quadratus (Smith 1853) [=Prosopis quadrata]M65
    |--H. (P.) quadriceps (Smith 1879) [=Prosopis quadriceps]M65
    |--H. (P.) relegatus (Smith 1876) [=Prosopis relegata]M65
    |--H. (P.) sanguinipictus (Cockerell 1914) [=Prosopis sanguinipicta]M65
    |--H. (P.) scintillans (Cockerell 1922) [=Prosopis scintillans]M65
    |--H. (P.) scintilliformis (Cockerell 1913) [=Prosopis scintilliformis]M65
    |--H. (P.) scintillus (Cockerell 1912) [=Prosopis scintilla]M65
    |--H. (P.) semipersonatus Cockerell 1929M65
    |--H. (P.) simplex Michener 1965M65
    |--H. (P.) striatus (Rayment 1935) [=Gnathoprosopis striata]M65
    |--H. (P.) subcoronatus Rayment 1935M65
    |--H. (P.) trilobata (Cockerell 1910) [=Prosopis trilobata]M65
    |--H. (P.) trimerops (Cockerell 1916) [=Prosopis trimerops]M65
    |--H. (P.) tuamotuensis Michener 1965M65
    |--H. (P.) turgicollaris Michener 1965 (see below for synonymy)M65
    |--H. (P.) turneri (Friese 1924) [=Prosopis turneri]M65
    |--H. (P.) vittatifrons (Cockerell 1913) [=Prosopis vittatifrons]M65
    |--H. (P.) vittipennis (Friese 1924) [=Prosopis vittipennis; incl. P. maculipennis Friese 1924 non Smith 1879]M65
    |--H. (P.) wilsoni (Rayment 1928) [=Euryglossa wilsoni]M65
    |--H. (P.) woyensis Rayment 1939M65
    |--H. (P.) wynyardensis Cockerell 1929M65
    |--H. (P.) xanthaspis (Cockerell 1910) [=Prosopis xanthaspis]M65
    |--H. (P.) xanthognathus Rayment 1935M65
    `--H. (P.) xanthopsyche (Cockerell 1922) [=Prosopis xanthopsyche]M65

Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) laevigatulus Michener 1965 [=Prosopis laevigata Smith 1854 non Eversmann 1852, P. levigata Dalla Torre 1896]M65

Hylaeus (Prosopisteron) turgicollaris Michener 1965 [=Meroglossa xanthocollaris Rayment 1954 non Gnathoprosopis xanthocollaris Rayment 1935]M65

*Type species of generic name indicated


Houston, T. 2018. A Guide to Native Bees of Australia. CSIRO Publishing.

Michener, C. D. 1965. A classification of the bees of the Australian and South Pacific regions. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 130: 1–362.

Rayment, T. 1935. A Cluster of Bees: Sixty essays on the life-histories of Australian bees, with specific descriptions of over 100 new species. Endeavour Press: Sydney.

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