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Species Perdita octomaculata - Perdita octomaculata - female

Species Perdita octomaculata - Perdita octomaculata - Female
Wellfleet, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
September 30, 2006

Perdita octomaculata
female; Perdita females have short scopal hairs because they use moisture to stick the large pollen load to the hind tibia; males have yellow maculations of T5

 
Thanks John
I'm learning slowly. So lack of pollen just means she hasn't collected any yet.

 
or she groomed it all off
after her latest collecting trip