Hylaeus in Hawaii

Hylaeus mauiensis

Islands: Maui

Locations: None

Habitats: Montane wet forest. No recent collections.

Plants: None

Xerces: Hylaeus mauiensis is a small bee endemic to the island of Maui in Hawaii. It is a member of the dumetorum species group, distinguished by the lack of a yellow mark on the clypeus. The species is known only from two specimens collected in the 1890s, one of which is lost, and may be extinct.
Species ProfilePDF

Insects of Hawaii: Small bees with clear wings. Male with small, irregular yellow marks only in paraocular areas; legs unmarked; basal area of propodeum with rather long base and at very front with short, linear rugae spaced about 3 rugae apart; brow smooth. Female described by Perkins (1899:95) had a narrow yellow line along eye margins, yellow marks at each side of collar, and basal area ofpropodeum unsculptured.

Known only from the male type specimen and the description of a female.
Insects of Hawaii Volume 17PDF

Hylaeus near military landsPDF


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Images and information mostly from various works by Karl Magnacca.
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