Protecting Endangered Bees

Hylaeus anthracinus
Photo: Karl Magnacca

Effective October 31, 2016, seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bees will be added to the endangered species list: Hylaeus anthracinus, H. assimulans, H. facilis, H. hilaris, H. kuakea, H. longiceps, and H. mana. The Hawaiian Islands are geologically recent volcanic islands that are among the most remote locations from mainland. The Hawaiian Islands have received few colonists compared to other islands. Only one genus of bee, Hylaeus reached the…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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