Flower-Visiting Insects
of Bluebead Lily


Clintonia borealis (Bluebead Lily)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen, flies and beetles suck nectar or feed on pollen, while other insects suck nectar; short-tongued bees and flies are usually non-pollinating; observations are from Graenicher, Barrett & Helenurm, and Lovell as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus ternarius (BH), Bombus terricola (BH), Bombus vagans sn cp fq (Gr, BH); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica sn cp (Gr); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia lignaria lignaria (BH)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn np (Gr), Lasioglossum sp. (BH), Lasioglossum cressonii (BH), Lasioglossum imitatus (BH), Lasioglossum versatus cp np (Gr); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena wilkella (BH)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Rhopalum sp. (BH)

Flies
Syrphidae: Parasyrphus relictus (BH), Platycheirus confusus (BH), Sphaerophoria sp. (BH); Sarcophagidae: Sarcophaga nearctica (BH)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Poanes hobomok sn (BH)

Beetles
Cerambycidae: Pidonia ruficollis (BH); Staphylinidae: Eusphalerum pothos (Lv2)


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