Hairy Yellow-faced Bee

Hylaeus hyalinatus


Body length 3.5 to 6mm. Males have a mainly pale yellow face, females have two small patches. There are also pale yellow rings on the legs. The pictures are thought to represent what is probably a male of this species.


Areas with patches of bare soil, often brown-field sites.

Status and distribution

Widespread and fairly common in southern Britain, though local. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire and recorded once at Netherfield Lagoons.

Best time to see

May to September.