Hylaeus in Hawaii


Hylaeus albonitens

Islands: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Hawaii

Locations: Oahu - (Head of Kaluakauila Valley, road to summit of Mt. Kaala)
Hawaii - (Lower Puu Waawaa; PTA Area 22 outside Kipuka Kalawamauna; Palamanui, a remnant dry forest above the Kona airport; Waikoloa)

Habitats: Dry Forest

Plants: Metrosideros

Xerces: No info.

Insects of Hawaii:


Insects of Hawaii Volume 17PDF

UH/DOD: Hylaeus (Gnathoprosopis) albonitens, a native of Australia, has been present since at least 1995 and is established on at least Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, and Hawaii (Snelling 2003). However, it appears to have remained confined to relatively few widely separated but small localities. In this survey, it was collected on Hawaii at lower Puu Waawaa; PTA Area 22 outside Kipuka Kalawamauna; Palamanui, a remnant dry forest above the Kona airport; and a single individual at Waikoloa near the H. anthracinus population. On Oahu it was found only twice, at the head of Kaluakauila Valley and on the road to the summit of Mt. Kaala. All of these except Waikoloa are sites with only Metrosideros available as a pollen source and no native Hylaeus.
Hylaeus near military landsPDF

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