Hylaeus in Hawaii

Hylaeus perspicuus

Islands: Kauai

Locations: None

Habitats: Montane mesic and wet forest. No recent collections.

Plants: None

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.
Species ProfilePDF

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 17PDF

Hylaeus near military landsPDF


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Images and information mostly from various works by Karl Magnacca.
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