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Perdita polytropica Timberlake, 1962
Perdita (Perdita) polytropica obsoleta Timberlake, 1962, valid subspecies

Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Andrenidae   Perdita
Subgenus: Perdita

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Extracted from P. H. Timberlake. A Revisional Study of the Bees of the Genus Perdita F. Smith, with Special Reference to the Fauna of the Pacific Coast ( Hymenoptera, Apoidea Part V). University of California Press Berkeley and Los Angeles 1962

This species is closely allied to dasylirii and the males of the two species are rather difficult to distinguish, but the female of polytropica has the mesonotnm uniformly dark green and tessellate, and duller than in dasylirii. The male has the mesonotum also duller and clothed with coarser, more conspicuous, but sparse white hair. The two species fly together in some localities in Arizona and both have been taken on the same day in Sabino Canyon, Santa Catalina Mountains, where they were probably visiting the same flowers. I have divided polytropica into two subspecies: the light markings of face and abdomen are distinct in the typical form, but are usually absent or more or less evanescent in obsoleta.

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apocynaceae  Asclepias subulata @ UCRC_ENT (14)
Asparagaceae  Agave deserti @ UCRC_ENT (16)

Agave @ UCREM (12)
Asteraceae  Encelia @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Cactaceae  Carnegiea gigantea @ UCRC_ENT (23)

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Echinocactus @ UCREM (18); UCRC_ENT (2)

Ferocactus cylindraceus @ UCRC_ENT (5)

Ferocactus @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Fabaceae  Acacia greggii @ BBSL (5); UCRC_ENT (16)

Acacia @ UCREM (65)

Olneya tesota @ UCRC_ENT (37)

Prosopis @ UCRC_ENT (8)

Psorothamnus spinosus @ UCRC_ENT (17)

Psorothamnus @ UCRC_ENT (3)
Lamiaceae  Hyptis emoryi @ UCREM (49); UCRC_ENT (57)
Polygonaceae  Eriogonum inflatum @ UCRC_ENT (5)

Eriogonum @ UCREM (1)
Tamaricaceae  Tamarix gallica @ UCIS (59); UCREM (11); BBSL (2)

Tamarix sp @ BBSL (5)
Zygophyllaceae  Larrea tridentata @ BBSL (2); UCRC_ENT (39)
_  Withheld @ BBSL (96)

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