Hylaeus satellesIslands: Molokai, Lanai, Maui
Habitats: Montane wet forest. No recent collections.
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.
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 17
Hylaeus near military lands