Hylaeus punctatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Colletidae

Scientific Name: Hylaeus punctatus (Brullé, 1832)
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon is also partly regarded as a nominal taxon with the subspecies Hylaeus longimaculus which appears as the south-east representative. Records of H. punctatus from these regions could be confused with those of H. longimaculus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-09-06
Assessor(s): Dathe, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Roberts, S., Nieto, A. & Scott, J.A.
European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)

Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large overall population, and no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Hylaeus punctatus is a common species especially in the Mediterranean region, that ranges from southern France in the west through Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily to eastern Europe. The species is increasingly encroaching into central Europe, currently up to northern Germany (Brandenburg).
Countries occurrence:
Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; France (Corsica, France (mainland)); Germany; Greece (Greece (mainland)); Hungary; Italy (Italy (mainland), Sicilia); Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Montenegro; Poland; Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Romania; Russian Federation (Central European Russia, East European Russia, European Russia, North European Russia, Northwest European Russia, South European Russia); Serbia (Kosovo, Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain (Spain (mainland)); Switzerland; Ukraine (Ukraine (main part))
Additional data:
Range Map:19198666-1

Population [top]

Population:A very abundant species and the distribution is centred in southern Europe. In recent years in Germany a trend of spreading northward was noted (H.H Dathe pers. comm. 2013). The populations are probably not small, but there is no sufficient information available on the population trend of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Hylaeus punctatus is found in habitats such as woodland edge, waste ground and in towns and villages (Westrich 1989) It is presumably polylectic (it forages on several plant species) and found at Apiaceae, Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, Crassulaceae and Resedaceae species. Further details about the habitats, the bionomics and ecological requirements of this species are not known.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not traded or exploited commercially.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Hylaeus punctatus is listed in the National Red List of Germany (Least Concern; Westrich et al. 1998, 2011) and Poland (Vulnerable; Banaszak 2002). The species is not subject to any targeted conservation action. It is not known if it occurs in protected areas.

Citation: Dathe, H.H. 2013. Hylaeus punctatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T19198666A19882129. . Downloaded on 24 March 2018.
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