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Subgenus Pygoperdita

Small bees and pillows? - Perdita interrupta - male - female Perdita (Pygoperdita) interrupta interrupta Cresson - Perdita interrupta Hymenopteran on Weed's Mariposa - Perdita - male Shiny Perdita - Perdita - male Small bee on Tidy Tips - Perdita Perdita calochorti - female Perdita californica - male Goblin bee - Perdita - male
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, Fairy, Allied Panurgine, and Oxaeine Bees)
Subfamily Panurginae (Panurgine Bees)
Tribe Panurgini (Fairy Bees and Allies)
Subtribe Perditina (Fairy and Goblin Bees)
Genus Perdita (Fairy Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Pygoperdita
Explanation of Names
Subgenus Pygoperdita erected by P.H. Timberlake, 1956 (Reference below).
44 spp., all in our area(1)
NA; all the spp. occur in the US, P. nevadensis ranges into Canada, and 4 spp. into Mexico(1)
Print References
Timberlake, P.H. 1956. A Revisional Study of the Bees of the Genus Perdita F. Smith, with Special Reference to the Fauna of the Pacifica Coast. (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) Part II. University of California Publications in Entomology Vol. II, No. 5.