Flower-Visiting Insects
of Alfalfa


Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) introduced
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen, while butterflies suck nectar; some observations are from Voss as indicated below, otherwise they are from Krombein et al.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades carinatum

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Nomiinae): Nomia nortoni nortoni, Nomia triangulifera; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes kincaidii, Colletes latitarsis, Colletes mandibularis; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena accepta, Andena helianthi, Andrena imitatrix imitatrix; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis, Calliopsis nebraskensis

Butterflies
Papilionidae: Papilio glaucus sn (V); Nymphalidae: Cercyonis pegala sn (V); Pieridae: Colias philodice sn (V), Pieris rapae sn (V)


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