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.
2 genera, with >550 spp. in our area and ~670 spp. total (all but ~30 spp. are in Perdita
is transcontinental and ranges well into Canada, Macrotera
is western and only goes as far north as ND(1)
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.