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Species Perdita octomaculata - Eight-spotted Miner Bee

Species Perdita octomaculata - Perdita octomaculata - female Tiny Wasp? - Perdita octomaculata Mating Bees? - Perdita octomaculata - male - female Wasp - Perdita octomaculata Small Mining Bee - Perdita octomaculata? - Perdita octomaculata - female Small Mining Bee - Perdita octomaculata? - Perdita octomaculata - female Small Mining Bee - Perdita octomaculata? - Perdita octomaculata - female Eight-spotted Fairy Bee Perdita octomaculata? - Perdita octomaculata - male - female
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, 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 Perdita)
No Taxon (octomaculata species group)
Species octomaculata (Eight-spotted Miner Bee)
Range
New Brunswick to Georgia, west to Minnesota and Mississippi. Discover Life Map.
Season
July to October.
Food
Visits flowers from several families. The Hosts section on its Discover Life species page lists known floral associations based on specimen records and images.
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