Hylaeus niloticus Warncke, 1970:748

Black yellow-faced bee (as niloticus), Darkening yellow-faced bee (as obscurata)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Nesoprosopis obscurata Perkins, 1899:99; Hylaeus obscuratus Perkins, 1899:99; Prosopis nilotica Warncke, 1970:748


Conservation Status




Hawaiian Islands, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Warncke, K. (1970). Beitrag zur systematik und verbreitung der Biengattung Prosopis F. in der westpalaarktis (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Colletidae). Bull. Rech. Agr. Gembloux. 5: 745-768.


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.

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.

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. (1911). New species of Hawaiian Hymenoptera, with notes on some previously described. Trans. Entomol. Soc. Lond. 1911: 719-727.

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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