Hylaeus in Hawaii

Hylaeus satelles

Islands: Molokai, Lanai, Maui

Locations: None

Habitats: Montane wet forest. No recent collections.

Plants: None

Xerces: Hylaeus satelles is a large bee endemic to the islands of Molokai, Lanai, and Maui in Hawaii. It is similar to H. muranus, differing by the lack of metallic sheen and its reddish-yellow facial marks. It has not been collected since the 1890s, but probably still exists in remote wet forests.
Species ProfilePDF

Insects of Hawaii: Large bees with punctured terga, dark wings, and propodeum sparsely sculptured. Male with scape extremely dilated, circular. Similar to H. muranus; see remarks for that species.

Colors of the integument and pubescence are based on old specimens. Perkins specimens from Molokai are darker (entire mesosoma dark brown) than those from Lanai.
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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