Hylaeus perspicuusIslands: Kauai
Habitats: Montane mesic and wet forest. No recent collections.
Xerces: Hylaeus perspicuus is a large bee endemic to the island of Kauai in Hawaii. It is distinguished by the unique broad, ivory-colored pronotal collar. It is known from only two specimens collected in the 1890s. It has not been recently collected and may be extinct.
Insects of Hawaii: Large bees with punctured terga, dark wings, tibiae mostly white, and with a unique broad, white pronotal collar.
The most beautiful of the Hawaiian Hylaeus. Colors of the integument and pubescence are based on old specimens.
Insects of Hawaii Volume 17
Hylaeus near military lands