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Subgenus Perdita

Mating Bees? - Perdita octomaculata - male - female Perdita e - Perdita ID for a small bee? - Perdita ericameriae - female ID for tiny bee on Toyon? - Perdita - male Small Bee - Perdita Perdita ericameriae - female Perdita - Perdita perpallida - male - female Bees on Salix exigua - Perdita
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
by far the largest subgenus, with ~370 spp. in our area and ~450 spp. total(1)
NA, most diverse in sw. US; 7 spp. range into Canada, ~150 occur in Mexico, one ranges south into Guatemala(1)
"The species of this subgenus are oligolectic on a very wide diversity of different flowers."(2)