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Species Perdita perpallida - All-pale Perdita

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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 (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)
No Taxon (octomaculata species group)
Species perpallida (All-pale Perdita)
Explanation of Names
Author: Cockerell, 1901
Size
Female: 6 mm. Male: 5 mm.
Identification
Large variation in color in this species; piceous areas much reduced or entirely absent; ground color becoming pale yellow.
Range
Alberta to Wisconsin. Discover Life Map.
Season
July
Food
A specialist on Petalostemon. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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