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Blond Bee - Perdita perpallida - female

Blond Bee - Perdita perpallida - Female
Kellogg - Weaver Dunes, Wabasha County, Minnesota, USA
July 28, 2001
A real cool, and small bee on Leadplant flowers. Is this in the genus Perdita? A second image is included with a different angle. Also, I'm wondering if that orange lump on its' left-hand hind leg is a pollen clump or a clump of mites?

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Blond Bee - Perdita perpallida - female Blond Bee - Perdita perpallida

Moved
Moved from Perdita.

Perdita (Perdita) perpallida Cockerell, 1901
female

a specialist on Petalostemon.

Please double check your plant ID.

Yes.
Perdita it is! Most species are western, so there is actually a snowball's chance in...that you can get to at least a subgenus:-)

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