Flower-Visiting Insects
of Arrow Arum

Peltandra virginica (Arrow Arum)
(flies feed on pollen [fp], sexually reproduce [icp], and lay eggs within the flowers [lgf], where the larvae feed upon specialized tissue of the flower; the Chloropid fly, Elachiptera formosa, is a monolege of Arrow Arum and its primary pollinator in SE Pennsylvania and probably elsewhere; the flowers produce a special odor to attract the flies; observations are from Patt et al.)

Syrphidae: Helophilus sp. fp icp lgf (Ptt); Chloropidae: Elachiptera formosa fp icp lgf fq olg (Ptt); Drosophilidae: Drosophila subpalustris fp icp lgf (Ptt)