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Subgenus Perdita

Bee - Perdita sexmaculata - female Bee - Perdita Insect on a creosote bush flower in Death Valley - Perdita - male Perdita - Perdita perpallida - male - female Small Mining Bee - Perdita octomaculata? - Perdita octomaculata - female Pollen laden Perdita on Mentzelia multiflora, Adonis Blazingstar - Perdita - female Wasp.? - Perdita eight-spotted miner bee  - Perdita octomaculata
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 (Miner, Bare-miner, Fairy, and Oxaeine Bees)
Subfamily Panurginae (Panurgine Bees including Bare-Miner, Confluent-Miner, Fairy, and Calliopsine Bees)
Tribe Panurgini (Fairy and Confluent-Miner Bees)
Subtribe Perditina (Fairy Bees)
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)