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Perdita floridensis Timberlake, 1928
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Andrenidae   Perdita
Subgenus: Alloperdita

Perdita floridensis, figure74i
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Perdita floridensis, figure79e
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Perdita floridensis, female, face
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Perdita floridensis, male, 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 6 mm.; head and thorax green, abdomen piceous, maculae yellow; face about one-third longer than distance between eyes; eyes parallel; upper portion of cheeks subequal to eyes in width, becoming very narrow below; vertex very narrow, space between its hind margin and lateral ocelli less than their diameter, foveae narrow and elongate, quite deep and distinct; mandibles yellowish, becoming ferruginous apically; labrum dark; clypeus protruding about one-half below suborbital line, dark except for a narrow, median, yellow stripe, sometimes with a pair of very small maculae at extreme lateral angles; facial maculae distinct, extending narrowly up inner margin of eye nearly to level of antennae; cheeks and lower portion of face polished, punctures very minute and rather sparse but quite distinct, upper portion of face less shining, punctures minute and somewhat closer, barely evident; pubescence of head and thorax short, thin, entirely white; posterior margin of pronotum with a pair of conspicuous, lateral, yellow maculae, thorax otherwise without maculae; tegulae whitish-hyaline; wings whitish, veins and stigma nearly colorless and obscure, first transverse cubitus more or less forked; legs mainly dark, but front tibiae yellow anteriorly and all tarsi yellow; scutum and scutellum shining, punctures quite deep and distinct, well separated but not sparse; pleura rather dull above, punctures somewhat more obscure but quite close, becoming somewhat more shining and distinctly punctate below; abdominal terga 2 and 3 with narrow, transverse, yellow maculae which are not, or only very slightly, separated medially; basal terga with hardly visible punctures, the more apical segments becoming more distinctly but very minutely punctate.

MALE—Length 6 mm.; head and thorax green, abdomen brownish-piceous, maculae yellow; face about one-fourth longer than distance between eyes; upper part of cheeks sub- equal to eyes in width, narrower below; vertex very narrow, space between its hind margin and lateral ocelli much less than their diameter; foveae small and shallow but rather distinct, mandibles yellow, becoming ferruginous at extreme tips; labrum and clypeus entirely yellow; facial maculae large and conspicuous, triangular, terminated in an acute angle on eye margin at level of antennae, a pair of smaller maculae in sub antennal areas, and lower margin of supraclypeal area very narrowly yellow; scape very short, yellow, flagellum testaceous beneath, becoming piceous above; cheeks and lower portion of face shining, very minutely and obscurely punctate, upper portion rather dull, punctures somewhat more distinct but very minute and quite sparse; pubescence of head and thorax short, thin, entirely white; posterior margin of pronotum with a pair of very small, lateral, yellow maculae, thorax otherwise greenish; tegulae whitish-hyaline; wings whitish, veins nearly colorless and very obscure, stigma more yellowish with a testaceous margin, 1st transverse cubitus forked below; legs mainly dark, but front and mid tibiae yellow anteriorly, and all tarsi yellow; scutum and scutellum shining, punctures very minute but rather distinct, rather sparse; pleura dull, punctures more minute; abdominal terga 2 and 3 with a pair of very obscure, lateral, brownish-yellow maculae, otherwise without maculae, the more basal terga without evident punctures, the more apical terga becoming minutely and quite sparsely punctate; apical margin of sternum 6 very slightly emarginate medially, sternum 7 with a very broad and shallow, median emargination; sternum 8 broad apically, apical margin occupied by a rather deep triangular emargination; gonostyli short, compressed, tips rounded and nearly equalling penis valves in length, the latter acute apically, volsellae quite robust, with a slender elongate digitus and a broad, more or less flattened cuspis.

DISTRIBUTION—North Carolina to Florida; April and May.

FLOWER RECORDS—Batodendron, flex glcthra and Leueothoe.


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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aquifoliaceae  Ilex glabra @ BBSL (3); UCRC_ENT (10)
Ericaceae  Batodendron @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Leucothoe racemosa @ BBSL (1)

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