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Perdita blatchleyi Timberlake, 1952
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Andrenidae   Perdita
Subgenus: Hexaperdita

Perdita blatchleyi, female, face
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Perdita blatchleyi, female, face

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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 5-6 mm.; head and thorax green, abdomen piceous, maculae pale yellow; head somewhat longer than distance between eyes; cheeks slightly narrower than eyes; vertex narrow, its hind margin rounded, lateral ocelli slightly nearer eyes than to each other; foveae elongate, rather narrow but quite deep and distinct; mandibles whitish basally, becoming reddish apically; labrum dull testaceous; clypeus pale yellow, upper margin narrowly piceous and with a narrow, transverse, dark, apical band; facial maculae rather large and conspicuous, occupying entire area between clypeus and eye and extending narrowly up lower margin to level of antennae; lower portion of face somewhat shining, punctures exceedingly shallow, minute and obscure, cheeks and upper part of face less shining, punctures very minute, well separated; pubescence of head and thorax very short and thin, entirely white; posterior margin of pronotum with a pair of conspicuous, ivory maculae, tubercles yellowish, thorax otherwise entirely green; tegulae yellowish-hyaline; wings hyaline, veins and stigma pale testaceous, stigma margined with darker brown; legs largely dark, front tibiae somewhat whitish at extreme base; scutum and scutellum finely tessellate, punctures very fine and obscure, well separated; pleura somewhat shining below, punctures exceedingly minute; abdominal terga 2-3 or 2-4 with transverse basal maculae, tergum 1 sometimes with a pair of very small and widely separated spots, the remainder slightly separated medially, discs of terga somewhat shining, punctures on the more basal segments exceedingly sparse and obscure, becoming somewhat closer and more distinct on the more apical segments.

DISTRIBUTION—Florida; October and November.

FLOWER RECORD—Chrysopsis.


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Asteraceae  Pityopsis graminifolia @ AMNH_BEE (24)

Solidago @ AMNH_BEE (1)

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