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Perdita nevadensis nevadensis Cockerell, 1896


Scientific Name: Perdita nevadensis nevadensis Cockerell, 1896

Common Name: Nevada Fairy Bee


Perdita nevadensis Cockerell, 1896: 58 [♀].

     Holotype ♀. USA, Nevada, received from Mr. Fox [ANSP no. 10106].

Perdita nigricollis Timberlake, 1929: 54 [♀]. Synonymy by Timberlake (1956: 316).

     Holotype ♀. CANADA, British Columbia, Victoria, 29 June 1920, by E.C. Van Dyke [CAS no. 2615].


Taxonomic notes: The ♂‚ was described by Timberlake (1956).

DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:.

Distribution in Canada: Timberlake 1929 [BC, type locality of P. nigricollis Timberlake]; Brown 1929 [BC, as P. nigricollis Timberlake]; Elwell 2012 [BC]; Sheffield and Heron 2018 [BC].



Cockerell TDA (1896) The bees of the genus Perdita F. Smith. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 48: 25-107.

Timberlake PH (1929) Records of western species of Perdita with descriptions of two new species (Hymenoptera). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 6(2): 49-56.

Timberlake PH (1956) 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 II. University of California Publications in Entomology 11(5): 247-350.

Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Not Available

Distribution: British Columbia
Ecozone: Pacific Maritime

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