Flower-Visiting Insects
of Blunt-Lobed Hepatica


Hepatica americana (Blunt-Lobed Hepatica)
(bees mostly collect pollen, although some merely explore the flowers; flies usually feed on pollen, although some merely explore the flowers; according to Motten, the flowers of this plant don't provide nectar; observations are from Motten)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera cp; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus cp; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada spp. exp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Lasioglossum spp. cp, Lasioglossum macoupinensis cp fq; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena carlini cp, Andrena erigeniae exp, Andrena nigrihirta cp fq, Andrena tridens cp fq

Flies
Syrphidae: Toxomerus geminatus fp; Bombyliidae: Bombylius major exp/fp fq; Anthomyiidae: Delia platura fp fq; Tachinidae: Gonia sp. exp/fp


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