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Perdita georgica Timberlake, 1928
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Andrenidae   Perdita
Subgenus: Hexaperdita

Perdita georgica, female, face
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Perdita georgica, female, face

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Perdita georgica, female, side
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Perdita georgica, male, face
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Perdita georgica, male, face
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Perdita georgica, male, side

Perdita georgica, male, top left
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Perdita georgica, female, face

Perdita georgica, male, face
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Perdita georgica, male, face
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 small, pale yellow maculae, abdomen entirely piceous, without maculae; face slightly longer than distance between eyes; clypeus somewhat protuberant, narrow and elongate; cheeks slightly narrower than eyes; lateral ocelli subequally distant from eyes and each other; foveae elongate, quite deep and distinct; mandibles testaceous; labrum brownish-testaceous; upper half of clypeus dark, lower half occupied by three large whitish blotches, these often meeting along apical margin; facial maculae broad, extending very narrowly up margin of eye to about level of antennae; scape narrowly yellowish anteriorly, flagellum yellowish beneath, dark above; lower portion of face somewhat shining, with very minute and rather close, indistinct punctures, upper half of face dull and tessellate, punctures exceedingly minute and barely visible; pubescence of head and thorax short but rather dense, entirely ochraceous; anterior margin of pronotum yellow, and a pair of yellow maculae along hind margin; tubercles yellowish; tegulae whitish-hyaline; wings subhyaline, veins and stigma very pale testaceous, stigma margined with brownish; front tibiae anteriorly and front tarsi yellowish, legs otherwise dark; scutum and scutellum dull and tessellate, with exceedingly minute, well separated but not sparse punctures; pleura somewhat more shining, with rather close and exceedingly minute and obscure punctures; abdominal terga rather dull, basal tergum impunctate, the second and following terga becoming increasingly closely but very finely punctate.

MALE—Length 5.5 mm.; head and thorax greenish, with whitish or pale yellow maculae, abdomen entirely piceous; length of face sub- equal to distance between eyes, these sub- parallel; cheeks much broader than eyes, with obscure rounded angles opposite upper and lower end of eyes; vertex broad, lateral ocelli subequally distant from eyes and each other; foveae short, quite shallow and obscure; clypeus small and widely separated from eyes; mandibles yellowish, elongate, narrow tip of one nearly reaching base of the other when closed; labrum entirely yellowish; upper portion of clypeus more or less darkened, otherwise entirely yellowish; facial maculae very broad but quite short, ending abruptly on eye margin at about level of antennae; scape yellowish anteriorly and flagellum yellowish beneath, piceous above; lower portion of face and entire cheeks shining, punctures exceedingly minute and obscure, rather close, upper portion of face dull, with exceedingly minute punctures; pubescence of head and thorax short, rather thin, entirely pale; pronotum and tubercles entirely dark; tegulae yellowish-hyaline; wings hyaline, veins and stigma very pale testaceous, stigma bordered with brownish; all femora narrowly yellowish apically, front tibiae and the front and mid tarsi yellowish, mid tibiae obscurely yellowish anteriorly; scutum and scutellum dull, minutely tessellate, with rather sparse and very minute punctures; pleura somewhat more shining and more obscurely punctate; abdominal terga smooth but rather dull, apical margins narrowly yellowish-hyaline, 2nd and following terga with indefinite but rather close, exceedingly minute punctures; apical margin -of sternum 6 broadly and rather deeply incurved; sternum 7 with a very broad and deep, median, apical emargination; sternum 8 with a rather short, median, apical projection which is rounded apically, length about twice its breadth, sides -parallel; gonostyli rather short, strongly compressed, slightly exceeded in length by the slender, parallel-sided penis valves, the gonocoxi slightly angulate apically, volsellae strongly compressed, with a short but distinct digitus.

DISTRIBUTION—North Carolina to Florida and Mississippi; August to October.

FLOWER RECORDS—Aster, Chrysopsis, Haplopappus and Heterotheca.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Chrysopsis villosa @ BBSL (2)

Chrysopsis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Heterotheca @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Isopappus @ UCRC_ENT (7)

Pityopsis graminifolia @ AMNH_BEE (1)

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