The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Hylaeus setosifrons Perkins, 1899:108-109

Bristle-fronted yellow-faced bee



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Either rediscovered, or erroneously regarded as Possibly Extinct by NatureServe (NatureServe, 2018). Regarded as being in the "uncommon to abundant" category by (Magnacca, 2007).



Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, USA












Original scientific description:

Perkins, R. C. L. (1899). Hymenoptera, Aculeata, pp. 1-115, Pls. 1-2. In: David Sharp (ed.), Fauna Hawaiiensis. Vol. 1. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.


Other references:

Daly, Howell V. (1994). Lectotype designations and holotypes for bees of the genus Hylaeus (Nesoprosopis) described from the Hawaiian Islands (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Pan-Pac. Entomol. 70: 113-121.

Daly, Howell V. and Magnacca, Karl N. (2003). Insects of Hawaii. Volume 17: Hawaiian Hylaeus (Nesoprosopis) bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea). Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press.

Fullaway, D. T. (1918). Notes on Hawaiian Prosopidae. Proc. Hawaii. Entomol. Soc. 3: 393-398.

Magnacca, K. N. (2007). Conservation Status of the Endemic Bees of Hawai‘i, Hylaeus(Nesoprosopis) (Hymenoptera: Colletidae). Pacific Science 61(2): 173-190.

Meade-Waldo, G. (1923). Hymenoptera, fam. Apidae, subfam. Prosopidae, fasc. 181, pp. 1-45. In: P. Wytsman (ed.), Genera Insectorum. L. Desmet-Verteneuil, Brussels.

NatureServe. 2018. NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: August 1, 2018).

Perkins, R. C. L. (1907). The insects of Tantalus. Proc. Hawaii. Entomol. Soc. 1: 38-51.

Perkins, R. C. L. (1910). Supplement to Hymenoptera, pp. 600-612. In David Sharp (ed.), Fauna Hawaiiensis. Vol. 2. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Perkins, R. C. L. (1913). Introduction, pp. 15-228 (xv-ccxxviii), Pls. 1-16. In David Sharp (ed.), Fauna Hawaiiensis. Vol. 1. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Suehiro, A. (1986). Insects of Honaunau, pp. 31-61. In E. H. Bryan, Jr. (ed.), The natural and cultural history of Honaunau, Kona, Hawaii. Departmental Report Series 86-2, Department of Anthropology, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu.


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