Hylaeus in Hawaii


Hylaeus andrenoides

Islands: Kauai

Locations: Kauai - (Alakai Swamp Trail, Mohihi Trail, Paaiki Valley, Pihea Trail)

Habitats: Montane mesic and wet forest

Plants: Chamaesyce, Cheirodendron, Claoxylon, Metrosideros, Psychotria

Xerces: No info.

Insects of Hawaii: Large bees with punctured terga and dark wings, terga with unique apical bands of white pubescence, and unique body color with blue reflections. Male face with a parallel-sided stripe and with extremely dilated scape.

The unusual blue color and abdominal hair bands of this species make it one of the most striking Nesoprosopis.
Insects of Hawaii Volume 17PDF

UH/DOD:
Hylaeus near military landsPDF

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Images and information mostly from various works by Karl Magnacca.
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