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Species Perdita ericameriae

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Andrenidae (Mining Bees)
Subfamily Panurginae
Tribe Panurgini
Subtribe Perditina
Genus Perdita
No Taxon (Subgenus Perdita)
No Taxon (zonalis species group)
Species ericameriae (Perdita ericameriae)
Range
Southern California (Los Angeles and Riverside Counties). Discover Life Map.
Season
Late summer to Fall, based on flowering period of plant species visited.
Food
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.
Print References
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.
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