Perdita stottleri Cockerell, 1896
Scientific Name: Perdita stottleri Cockerell, 1896
Common Name: Stottler\\\'s Fairy Bee
Perdita stottleri Cockerell 1896: 205 [♀].
Holotype ♀. USA, New Mexico, Tularosa Creek at the store on the edge of the Mescalero Reservation, 1 October [no year provided], by T.D.A. Cockerell, on Bigelovia graveolens var. glabrata [Gutierrezia sarothrae, as corrected by Cockerell (1904: 6)] [CAS no. 15450].
Perdita stottleri flavida Swenk and Cockerell, 1907: 58 [♀, ♂]. Synonymy by Timberlake (1968: 54).
Cotypes ♀, ♂. USA, Nebraska, Sioux County, Glen, 22 August 1906, by L. Bruner, on Gutierrezia sarothrae [CAS no. 15451].
Taxonomic notes: Timberlake (1958: 315) indicated that Perdita stottleri flavida Swenk and Cockerell was a taxon with brighter yellow markings, with a body that is more brassy green colour, with a more northern distribution than the typical form. Later he felt that the differences did not warrant subspecific status (Timberlake 1968: 54). Material from Canada seems to be this latter form.
Distribution in Canada: Criddle et al. 1924 [AB, as P. stottleri flavida Swenk and Cockerell]; Timberlake 1968 [SK]; Sheffield et al. 2014 [SK].
Timberlake PH (1958) 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 III. University of California Publications in Entomology 14(5): 303-410.
Swenk MH, Cockerell TDA (1907) The bees of Nebraska.–I. Entomological News 18: 51-58.
Cockerell TDA (1896) New species of insects taken on a trip from the Mesilla Valley to the Sacramento Mts., New Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 4: 201-207.
Timberlake PH (1968) 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 VII. University of California Publications in Entomology 49: 1-196.
Pollen Specialization: Narrow Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva
Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Gutierrezia sarothrae
Distribution: Alberta, Saskatchewan