Perdita nubila, FL endemic, or not.
- I'm trying to ascertain whether this sp is truly a FL endemic. A couple of sources say that it is, but Discover Life has records for other states. Any information about this would be most appreciated. Thanks.
>I'm trying to ascertain whether this sp is truly a FL endemic. AThose sources are ignoring the original literature, then. If the guy
>couple of sources say that it is, but Discover Life has records for
>other states. Any information about this would be most appreciated.
who described the species is to be trusted, then it's not just from
Florida. Timberlake himself listed specimens from Arkansas and Kansas
(part VII, p. 29); we have one of those Kansas specimens in our
collection (and therefore in Discoverlife), and it is
indistinguishable from the specimens from Gainesville, aside from a
slight reduction in the clypeal and mandibular coloration.
Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314 skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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