Check List 17(5): 1375-1381, doi: 10.15560/17.5.1375
First record of Hylaeus pictipes Nylander, 1852 (Hymenoptera, Colletidae) in Virginia, United States of America
expand article infoRobert B. J. Ostrom, Kristine L. Grayson
‡ University of Richmond, Richmond, United States of America
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Insect surveys of developed areas can provide important new species records as these areas are often under-surveyed and assumed to have low biodiversity. These surveys are of increasing importance as fragmentation and habitat conversion further alters the biosphere. We report a new state species record from Virginia: five Hylaeus (Paraprosopis) pictipes Nylander, 1852 (Hymenoptera, Colletidae). Field surveys in Richmond and the surrounding areas found this species from 28 April to 5 August 2019. This is the furthest south H. pictipes has been recorded on the east coast of the USA.

Apoidea, bee, introduced species, Paraprosopis, range expansion, state record