Hylaeus simplex


 
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Hawaii Yellow-masked Bee
(Hylaeus simplex)

 
syn. Nesoprosopis simplex

 
distribution:

Hawai'i Islands: Hawai'i

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
In the beginning of the 20-th century the Hawaii Yellow-masked Bee was one of the most common member of its genus and could be found on its home island almost everywhere, from sea level up to the mountain rainforests.

Nevertheless the species is now considered extinct, whereby the resons for its decline and in the end complete extinction are absolutely unknown.

 
References:

- Howell V. Daly; Elwood Curtin Zimmerman; Karl N. Magnacca: 'Insects of Hawaii; Volume 17; Hawaiian Hylaeus (Nesoprosopis) Bees (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) (2003)
- K. N. Magnacca: Species Profile: Hylaeus simplex. In Shepherd, M. D. M. Vaughan, and S. H. Black (Eds.) Red List of Pollinator Insects of North America. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Portland, Oregon 2005