Flower-Visiting Insects
of Wild Black Cherry


Prunus serotina (Wild Black Cherry)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen, flies and beetles suck nectar or feed on pollen, other insects suck nectar. In addition to the flower visitors, Prunus serotina has insects that visit its extra-floral nectaries, as described below. Some observations are from Krombein et al. and Lovell as indicated below, otherwise they are from Robertson.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus griseocallis sn, Bombus impatiens sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn fq; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia speciosa sn; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada illinoiensis sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn fq, Augochlorella aurata sn cp fq, Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn, Halictus confusus sn cp, Halictus rubicunda sn cp fq, Lasioglossum coriaceus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum cressonii sn cp, Lasioglossum imitatus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp, Lasioglossum versatus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum zephyrus sn cp; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes inaequalis sn; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena ceanothi (Kr), Andrena crataegi sn, Andrena cressonii sn cp fq, Andrena erythrogaster sn (Rb, Kr), Andrena forbesii sn cp (Rb, Kr), Andrena hippotes sn (Rb, Kr), Andrena imitatrix imitatrix sn cp fq (Rb, Kr), Andrena miserabilis bipunctata sn cp fq, Andrena nigrae (Kr), Andrena nuda sn cp (Rb, Kr), Andrena pruni sn cp fq, Andrena rugosa sn, Andrena sayi sn cp, Andrena tridens (Kr), Andrena virginiana (Kr)

Wasps
Vespidae: Polistes fuscata

Sawflies
Tenthredinidae: Dolerus sericeus

Flies
Scatopsidae: Scatopse notata fq; Simuliidae: Cnephia pecuarum; Stratiomyidae: Stratiomys normula; Syrphidae: Brachyopa vacua, Eristalinus aeneus fq, Eristalis dimidiatus, Mallota bautias, Myolepta strigilata, Orthonevra nitida, Orthonevra pictipennis, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Sphegina rufiventris, Syritta pipiens, Syrphus ribesii, Trichopsomyia apisaon; Empididae: Rhamphomyia sordida; Conopidae: Myopa vesiculosa; Tachinidae: Gonia capitata, Siphona geniculata; Sarcophagidae: Ravinia anxia; Calliphoridae: Calliphora vicina, Cynomya cadaverina, Lucilia illustris, Lucilia sericata, Phormia regina; Muscidae: Neomyia cornicina; Anthomyiidae: Delia platura; Fanniidae: Fannia manicata; Scathophagidae: Scathophaga furcata

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus, Vanessa virginiensis

Beetles
Cerambycidae: Molorchus bimaculatus; Elateridae: Anostirus vernalis (Lv2)

Extra-floral nectaries:

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Lasioglossum illinoensis, Lasioglossum imitatus, Lasioglossum versatus; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena erythrogaster, Andrena illinoiensis, Andrena miserabilis bipunctata

Ants
Formicidae: Crematogaster lineolata, Formica fusca

Flies
Syrphidae: Blera umbratilis; Calliphoridae: Cynomya cadaverina


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