Hylaeus anomalus Perkins, 1899

Abnormal yellow-faced bee



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Nesoprosopis anomala Perkins, 1899:112-113


Conservation Status

Last record: 1930 (Magnacca et al. 2013)

Rediscovered on 22 January 2013 (Magnacca et al. 2013)



O'ahu, 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, Karl N. et al. (2013). Notes on alien and native bees(Hymenoptera: Apoidea) from the Hawaiian Islands. Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 2012. Edited by Neal L. Evenhuis & Lucius G. Eldredge. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 114: 61-65.

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

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.

Swezey, O. H. (1922). Nesoprosopis anomala and Nesoprosopis unica. In Notes and Exhibitions. Proc. Hawaii. Entomol. Soc. 5: 14.

Swezey, O. H. (1954). Forest entomology in Hawaii. Bernice P. Bishop Mus. Spec. Publ. 44. 266 pp.

Williams, F. X. (1927). Notes on the habits of the bees and wasps of the Hawaiian Islands. Proc. Hawaii. Entomol. Soc. 6: 425-464.



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