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

UH/DOD:
Hylaeus near military landsPDF

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Images and information mostly from various works by Karl Magnacca.
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