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Anthidiellum perplexum (Smith, 1854)
Anthidium perplexum Smith, 1854; Loyolanthidium perplexum (Smith, 1854)

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Subgenus: Loyolanthidium

Anthidiellum perplexum
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Anthidiellum perplexum

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Anthidiellum perplexum, f, ga, baker, back ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthidiellum perplexum, f, ga, baker, back ---.. ZS PMax
Anthidiellum perplexum, m, ga, baker, back ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthidiellum perplexum, m, ga, baker, back ---.. ZS PMax

Anthidiellum perplexum, m, ga, baker, face ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthidiellum perplexum, m, ga, baker, face ---.. ZS PMax
Anthidiellum perplexum, m, ga, baker, face ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthidiellum perplexum, m, ga, baker, face ---.. ZS PMax

Anthidiellum perplexum, m, ga, baker, side ---.. ZS PMax
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Anthidiellum perplexum, m, ga, baker, side ---.. ZS PMax
Anthidiellum perplexum, 222929, male, t7u
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Anthidiellum perplexum, 222929, male, t7u

Anthidiellum perplexum, male, top
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Anthidiellum perplexum, male, top
Anthidiellum perplexum, male, side
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Anthidiellum perplexum, male, side

Anthidiellum perplexum, male, face
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Anthidiellum perplexum, male, face
Anthidiellum perplexum, female, top
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Anthidiellum perplexum, female, top

Anthidiellum perplexum, female, side
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Anthidiellum perplexum, female, side
Anthidiellum perplexum, female, face
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Anthidiellum perplexum, female, face

Anthidiellum perplexum, female, T6, mtg
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Anthidiellum perplexum, female, T6, mtg
Overview
Reprinted with permission from: Mitchell, T.B. 1962 Bees of the Eastern United States. North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin No. 152.


FEMALE—Length 8 mm.; black, with yellow and ferruginous maculations, legs largely ferruginous; lateral facial maculae bright yellow, filling area between clypeus and eyes and ending broadly just above level of antennae, limited area beneath each antennal fossa more ferruginous; scape, pedicel and segments and 2 of antennae ferruginous, the more apical segments piceous; vertex with a narrow posterior, yellowish band that terminates just beyond upper end of eye; tubercles and an adjacent anterior band on scutum, reddish-yellow, median third of this margin black; axillae, and scutellum in large part ferruginous, the latter blackish medially and along anterior margin; clypeus, mandibles, upper part of face, cheeks, and entire pleura and propodeum, black; basal abdominal tergum largely dark reddish, with bright yellow maculations at each extreme side; tergum 2 with a narrow, sub-basal, elongate and slightly curved, yellow maculation which is bordered posteriorly with a narrow area of ferruginous; terga 3 and 4 with a pair of widely separated, more or less rectangular, yellow blotches, which are more basal in location; abdomen otherwise black; face considerably longer than distance between eyes above; eyes distinctly converging below; lateral ocelli somewhat nearer margin of vertex than to eyes; posterior margin of vertex subcarinate; cheeks much narrower than eyes; clypeus slightly convex, apical margin broadly rounded; mandibles robust, 4-dentate, teeth rather low; wings deeply infuscated, veins piceous; tegulae ferruginous, very finely and closely punctate; tibiae quite coarsely, deeply and closely punctate on outer faces, the front and middle spurs very short, yellowish-hyaline, hind spurs more testaceous, nearly as long as the basitarsi; pubescence extremely short and thin, apparently entirely pale, hardly evident on dorsum of thorax and abdominal terga, more evident beneath and on legs; ventral scopa entirely whitish; punctures quite deep and distinct, quite coarse and close over most of head, crowded on clypeus and below ocelli, crowded and very coarse and deep on pleura; scutum dull, punctures rather fine, distinctly but not widely separated over the disc, those in central area becoming quite close but not crowded laterally; punctures of axillae and scutellum very coarse, deep and close; abdominal terga shining, punctures of basal tergum uniformly close, rather coarse, becoming somewhat finer toward the very narrow, apical, impunctate rim, more widely separated on terga 2-4 medially, becoming more closely and deeply punctate laterally and becoming densely crowded on 6, which is rather deeply impressed just before apical margin medially, slightly emarginate on each side.


MALE—Length 9 mm.; black, with yellow and ferruginous maculations, legs largely ferruginous; entire clypeus, outer face of mandibles, lateral maculae, and supraclypeal area in large part, yellow, the facial maculae ending broadly just above base of antennae; antennal scape reddish-piceous, flagellum more blackish; vertex with a yellow, posterior band that extends just beyond upper end of eye on each side; tubercles reddish-yellow, the adjacent, anterior margin of scutum with a yellow band, median third of this margin black; axillae ferruginous, posterior half of scutellum more yellowish, but becoming blackish anteriorly and toward median line; pleura, cheeks in large part, and upper part of face, black; basal abdominal tergum largely ferruginous, with large yellow blotches on each extreme side; tergum 2 with elongate, transverse, sub-basal, yellow bands which are slightly curved and rather broadly margined with ferruginous posteriorly, becoming brighter yellow at extreme sides; terga 3-5 with a pair of rather widely separated, angulate, yellow blotches, terga 3-6 with small yellow maculations at each extreme side, tergum 7 narrowly margined with yellow; legs largely red, but hind basitarsi more yellowish, and anterior face of front tibiae yellowish; face considerably shorter than distance between eyes above; eyes somewhat convergent below; lateral ocelli subequally distant from eyes and margin of vertex; cheeks very much narrower than eyes; clypeus only very slightly convex, apical margin very broadly and evenly rounded; mandibles rather narrow apically, conspicuously 3-dentate, teeth black; tegulae ferruginous, very minutely and quite closely punctate, outer rims becoming impunctate and translucent; wings quite deeply infuscated, veins blackish; outer face of tibiae coarsely, deeply and closely punctate, front and mid spurs yellowish-hyaline and extremely short, hind spurs more testaceous, nearly as long as the basitarsi; pubescence extremely short and thin, entirely pale, hardly evident on dorsum of thorax and abdominal terga, somewhat more copious on legs, forming a rather thin posterior fringe on front and middle tibiae and tarsi; punctures quite deep and distinct in general, densely crowded between ocelli and antennae, rather well separated on lower part of face and on vertex, and very close and coarse on cheeks; close and very coarse on pleura and scutellum, somewhat finer on scuturn where they are distinctly but not widely separated, the surface rather dull; abdominal terga shining, punctures on terga 1 and 2 rather fine, well but not widely separated, becoming somewhat coarser laterally, terga 3-5 somewhat more coarsely punctate, punctures distinctly but not widely separated medially, becoming close and coarse laterally, quite close on 6, close and rather fine on 7; tergum 7 rather broadly rounded, with an obtuse, median angle, becoming nearly triangular; tergurn 6 with a pair of low, subapical protuberances; sterna 1-4 largely exposed, with considerable elongate, rather dense, pale pubescence, sterna 5-8 retracted, 5 broadly incurved across apical margin, rather densely pubescent at each extreme side, 6-8 as shown (fig. 7); gonostyli of genital armature rather broadly expanded apically.

DISTRIBUTION—North Carolina to Florida, throughout the year in Florida, elsewhere April to October.

FLOWER RECORDS—Afzelia, Amorpha, Bidens, Chrysopsis, Desmodium, Engeron, Hypenicum, flex, Kuhnistera, Linania, Monarda, Ocimum, Poygonum, Psoralea, Ptilimnium, Rhus and Solidago.

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