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Hylaeus communis

Habitat: Parks, gardens and woodland
Size: 6-8mm
Species account: Probably the commonest yellow-faced bee in the UK, feeding on a range of flowers and often being found in gardens. Males can be distinguished by the facial markings with the yellow on the face obviously divided by black bands and curling around the antennal sockets. Females have far more restricted yellow on the face, just a small patch lying against the edge of the eye. The antennae are entirely dark below and the hind tibia has a prominent yellow ring on the basal quarter to a half. The corners of the prothorax are prominent and strongly angled.

 Female
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 Male
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