Flower-Visiting Insects
of Blue Flag Iris


Iris versicolor shrevei (Blue Flag Iris)
(Bees usually suck nectar, although some bees collect pollen; other insects suck nectar; only long-tongued bees are effective pollinators of the flowers; all observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn, Bombus griseocallis sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn fq; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia speciosa sn cp fq, Synhalonia rosae sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Lasioglossum versatus cp np

Butterflies
Riodinidae: Lycaena hyllus sn np

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Polites peckius sn np, Polites themistocles sn np

Beetles
Scarabaeidae: Trichiotinus piger sn np


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