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Pseudopanurgus Cockerell
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Pseudopanurgus leucopterus, male, face, jpg
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus leucopterus, male, face, jpg

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    Extracted from 2017 “Bees of Maryland: A Field Guide” http://bio2.elmira.edu/fieldbio/beesofmarylandbookversion1.pdf

    Small, overlooked, and rarely detected primarily fall species.

    Field Marks: ♀♂Tiny size, without noticeable body hair. Face, wider than long. Wings, 2 submarginal cells. Abdomen with no noticeable pale hair bands/patches or pale markings of any kind. ♀Body, including face, entirely black. ♂Clypeus bright yellow or mostly bright yellow, remainder of bee all black with the exceptions a dot of yellow on the pronotal lobe on the thorax near the head and yellow on the ends of legs, which often extends to parts of the tibia.
    Flight Season: Fall
    Size Relative to Honey Bee: 0.5X
    Position of Wings Feeding on Flowers: Completely overlapping
    Location of Pollen Carrying Hairs: Hind tibia and basitarsus
    Similar Genera: Hylaeus - ♀Has yellow/white markings on face between eye and clypeus; carries no external pollen. ♂Entire lower face often yellow/off-white. Calliopsis - Markings quite different. Perdita - Most common species are restricted to sandy locations and contain light-colored marks on the abdomen. Panurginus - Spring species, flight period does not overlap. Most of the Other Genera that are Small Black Bees - Have 3 submarginal cells and noticeable, though possibly restricted, patches/bands of pale hairs.
    Nest: Ground, flat, open bare soil
    Flowers: Most species are composite specialists

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Pseudopanurgus leucopterus, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus leucopterus, male, side
Pseudopanurgus leucopterus, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus leucopterus, male, top

Pseudopanurgus leucopterus, male, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus leucopterus, male, wing
Pseudopanurgus townsendi, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus townsendi, male, face

Pseudopanurgus townsendi, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus townsendi, male, side
Pseudopanurgus townsendi, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus townsendi, male, top

Pseudopanurgus bakeri, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus bakeri, male, face
Pseudopanurgus bakeri, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus bakeri, male, side

Pseudopanurgus bakeri, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus bakeri, male, top
Pseudopanurgus parvus, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus parvus, top

Pseudopanurgus barberi, male, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus barberi, male, face
Pseudopanurgus barberi, male, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus barberi, male, side

Pseudopanurgus barberi, male, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus barberi, male, top
Pseudopanurgus barberi, male, wing
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Pseudopanurgus barberi, male, wing
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