Studies on North American bees of the genus Hylaeus. 6. An adventive Palaearctic species in Southern California (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Roy R. Snelling. Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci., 82(1):12-16, 1983. Hylaeus (Spatulariella) punctatus (Brullé) is a common, widespread bee in the western Palaearctic Region, occurring in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. This paper records H. punctatus from Playa del Rey, Los Angeles County, California; this is the first record for both the subgenus and species in the Western Hemisphere. Figures and descriptive notes are provided to aid in the separation of this bee from other North American species of Hylaeus.