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Perdita boltoniae (Robertson, 1902)
Perditella boltoniae Robertson, 1902; Perdita chrysopsina Timberlake, 1928; Perdita (Hexaperdita) boltoniae chrysopsina Timberlake, 1928, valid subspecies

Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Andrenidae   Perdita
Subgenus: Hexaperdita

Perdita boltoniae, female, face
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Perdita boltoniae, female, face

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Perdita boltoniae, female, side
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Perdita boltoniae, female, side
Perdita boltoniae, female, top
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Perdita boltoniae, female, top

Perdita boltoniae, male, face
Joshua Thomas · 9
Perdita boltoniae, male, face
Perdita boltoniae, male, side
Joshua Thomas · 9
Perdita boltoniae, male, side

Perdita boltoniae, male, top
Joshua Thomas · 9
Perdita boltoniae, male, top
Perdita boltoniae, F, back, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
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Perdita boltoniae, F, back, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax

Perdita boltoniae, F, face, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
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Perdita boltoniae, F, face, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
Perdita boltoniae, F, side, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
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Perdita boltoniae, F, side, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax

Perdita boltoniae, M, back, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
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Perdita boltoniae, M, back, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
Perdita boltoniae, M, face, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
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Perdita boltoniae, M, face, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax

Perdita boltoniae, M, side, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
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Perdita boltoniae, M, side, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
Perdita boltoniae, F, back, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
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Perdita boltoniae, F, back, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax

Perdita boltoniae, F, face, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
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Perdita boltoniae, F, face, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
Perdita boltoniae, F, side, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
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Perdita boltoniae, F, side, Maryland, Anne Arundel County ---.. ZS PMax
Overview
Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1960 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 141.


FEMALE—Length 5 mm.; head and thorax greenish, with cream-colored maculae, abdomen almost black, without maculae; face slightly longer than distance between eyes above; eyes very slightly convergent below; cheeks slightly narrower than eyes; vertex rounded, hind margin indefinite, lateral ocelli subequally distant from eyes and each other; foveae rather short, but quite deep and distinct; mandibles variable, often bright yellow, or dark, infused with ferruginous apically; labrum dark; clypeus variable, usually whitish, at least in part, but largely dark in some specimens; lateral face marks very small or absent, adjacent to clypeus and rather widely removed from lower end of eye; scape entirely dark, flagellum testaceous beneath, somewhat darker above; lower half of face shining, with very minute but rather close and distinct punctures except on clypeus medially, upper half of face and cheeks less shining, punctures very minute but rather distinct; pubescence of head and thorax short, thin, entirely whitish; thorax entirely green, without maculae; tegulae testaceous-hyaline; wings hyaline, veins and stigma pale testaceous, stigma margined with brownish; legs dark, but the more apical tarsal segments becoming yellowish; scutum and scutellum rather dull, with fine but quite distinct, well separated punctures; pleura rather dull above, very minutely and indistinctly punctate, becoming somewhat more shining beneath; basal abdominal terga rather dull, punctures very minute and obscure, the more apical segments becoming more shining and more distinctly, closely and deeply punctate, apical margins of the terga narrowly whitish-hyaline.

MALE—Length 5 mm.; head and thorax greenish, abdomen piceous, without maculae; face slightly longer than distance between eyes above; eyes very slightly convergent below; cheeks very slightly narrower than eyes, with a distinct, ventral, acute tubercle, posterior margin slightly angulate opposite upper part of eye; vertex rounded, hind margin indefinite, lateral ocelli subequally distant from eyes and each other; foveae small, extremely shallow and obscure, barely evident; mandibles testaceous, tips becoming ferruginous; labrum pale testaceous; clypeus darker, obscurely reddened, about twice as broad as long; facial maculae lacking, scape entirely dark, flagellum testaceous beneath, becoming somewhat darker above; face below antennae shining, with very fine, well separated punctures, cheeks and upper part of face less shining, punctures somewhat more sparse and shallow; pubescence of head and thorax short, thin, entirely white; thorax entirely bluish-green, without maculae; tegulae yellowish-hyaline; wings hyaline, veins and stigma pale testaceous, stigma margined with brownish; legs brownish-testaceous, tarsi becoming yellowish; scutum and scutellum somewhat shining, with exceedingly minute and quite sparse punctures; pleura rather dull above, becoming somewhat more shining below, punctures very minute and obscure; abdominal terga smooth but rather dull, punctures very sparse, minute and obscure, somewhat closer on the more apical terga, apical margins of the discs narrowly whitish-hyaline; sternum 7 with a broad, deep, rounded emargination apically; apical portion of sternum 8 narrow and elongate, tip compressed, carinate beneath, sides parallel, much longer than broad; gonostyli rather short, strongly and broadly compressed, tips subacute, slightly exceeded by the narrow, elongate penis valves, volsellae rather short, strongly compressed, digitus not evident.

DISTRIBUTION—New Jersey to Florida; July to October.

FLOWER RECORDS—Chrysopsis, Coreopsis, Erigeron, Gerardia and Haplopappus.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Chrysopsis mariana @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Erigeron quercifolius @ BBSL (4)

Heterotheca subaxillaris @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Pityopsis graminifolia @ AMNH_BEE (1)

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