Discovery of the bee genus Perdita in the West Indies (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae): a new species from Isla Cabritos in the Dominican Republic
John S. Ascher, Michael S. Engel
The bee genus Perdita Smith, 1853 (Panurginae) is recorded from the West Indies based on the new species, Perdita (Perdita) islacabritosensis sp. nov. from Isla Cabritos, a xeric island within salty Lago Enriquillo in the southeastern part of the Dominican Republic. The species is described and figured, and compared with putative relatives among the hyperdiverse subgenus Perdita.