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a black hairless bee found in the garden.
Potential candidate for Hylaeus->The seven Hylaeus species: "long, slender, almost hairless, they are black with small yellow markings on the face and thorax" -teara, encyclopedia of new zealand. "The seven Hylaeus species are 7–9 millimetres long, and slender. Almost hairless, they are black with small yellow markings on the face and thorax. They make nests in blind tunnels in twigs and branches, or in old beetle holes in logs. They have no special pollen-carrying structure on the back legs, so carry pollen in the stomach" -teara, encyclopedia of new zealand. Hylaeus Species : H. agilis, H.asperithorax, H.capitosus, H.kermadecensis, H. matamoko, H. murihiki, H. perhumilis and H. relegatus.