Hylaeus obscurata Perkins, 1899



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Nesoprosopis obscurata Perkins, 1899


Junior homonym of Prosopis obscurata Schenck. Warncke (1970:748) created the replacement name Prosopis niloticus, which was transferred to the genus Hylaeus by (Daly & Magnacca, 2003).


Conservation Status

Invalid (junior homonym)



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

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

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.


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