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Macrotera texana Cresson, 1878
Macrotera megacephala Cresson, 1878; Macrotera secunda Cockerell, 1904; Perdita secunda (Cockerell, 1904); Perdita (Macrotera) texana ablusa Timberlake, 1958

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Subgenus: Macrotera

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Reprinted from: Cresson, E.T., 1878. Descriptions of new North American Hymenoptera in the collection of the American Entomological Society. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc.7:70.

Piceous, smooth and shining, rather thinly clothed with a short whitish pubescence, sparsely punctured; head a little wider than thorax, anterior orbits with a deep longitudinal groove, clypeus with a few coarse punctures, tips of mandibles reddish; antenna short, flagel lum brown; metathorax yqtv short, transverse rounded on the sides; tagala pale testaceous ; wings hyaline, nervures brown; marginal cell about a* long as first submarginal, obliquely truncate at tip, appendiculate, second sub marginal about half the length of the first, narrowed one-half towards mar ginal; legs clothed with pale pubescence, that on posterior tibia long and loose; abdomen ovate, depressed, apical margin of segments obscurely testa ceous, anal fimbria short and pale; venter broadly fase i a te with testaceous. Length .35 inch. Hab.?Texas, (Heiligbrodt). Three specimens.

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