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Perdita fallax Cockerell, 1896


Scientific Name: Perdita fallax Cockerell, 1896

Common Name: Perdita fallax


Perdita fallax Cockerell, 1896: 90 [♀].

     Syntypes ♀. USA, New Mexico, Las Cruces, 23 September 1895, by T.D.A. Cockerell, on Bigelovia wrightii [USNM no. 5844].

Perdita erigeronis Cockerell, 1897: 398 [♂]. Synonymy by Swenk and Cockerell (1907: 55).

     Syntypes ♂. USA, New Mexico, Mesilla, Woodlands Orchard, 9 May 1896, by T.D.A. Cockerell, on Erigeron divergens [USNM no. 3382].

Perdita fallax fontis Cockerell, 1922 : 9 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Colorado, Glenwood Springs, at edge of town, 5 August 1920 [AMNH?].

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Narrow Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Solidago sp.

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Prairie, Western Interior Basin