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Subtribe Perditina

Perdita - male Perdita calochorti - male Perdita calochorti - female Unknown Bee - Perdita yellow bee - Perdita - female dune bee - Perdita Tiny Striped Bee with Green Eyes - Perdita Perdita
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 (Mining Bees)
Subfamily Panurginae
Tribe Panurgini
Subtribe Perditina
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Usually classified as a tribe but has been reduced to subtribal status within Panurgini in some recent classifications. Macrotera was until recently included in Perdita.
Numbers
2 genera, with >550 spp. in our area and ~670 spp. total (all but ~30 spp. are in Perdita)(1)
Range
nearctic; Perdita is transcontinental and ranges well into Canada, Macrotera is western and only goes as far north as ND(1)
Print References
Danforth, B. N. 1996. Phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of the Perdita subgenera Macrotera, Macroteropsis, Macroterella and Cockerellula (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). University of Kansas Science Bulletin 55: 635-692.