Southern California (Los Angeles and Riverside Counties). Discover Life Map
Late summer to Fall, based on flowering period of plant species visited.
Females visit Ericameria
(some formerly in genus Haplopappus
, and Aplopappus
), Gutierrezia californica
, and Lepidospartum squamatum
. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page
lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
Timberlake, P.H. 1958. A revisional study of the bees of the genus Perdita F. Smith, with special reference to the fauna of the Pacific coast, Part III. University of California Publications in Entomology 14: 303-410.