Flower-Visiting Insects
of Broad-Leaved Bluets


Hedyotis purpurea var. calycosa (Broad-Leaved Bluets)
(this plant is also referred to as Houstonia lanceolata; bees collect pollen or suck nectar; most beetles feed on pollen & are non-pollinating; flies suck nectar and rarely feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; some observations are from Mitchell as indicated below, otherwise they are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus griseocallis sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp fq; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia rosae sn; Anthophoridae (Nomadinae): Nomada affabilis sn, Nomada articulata sn, Nomada superba superba sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons sn; Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades variolosa variolosa sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata sn cp, Augochlorella striata sn cp, Halictus confusus sn, Halictus ligatus sn, Lasioglossum albipennis sn cp, Lasioglossum anomalis (Mch), Lasioglossum coriaceus (Mch), Lasioglossum forbesii (Mch), Lasioglossum foxii (Mch), Lasioglossum pectoralis sn, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp, Lasioglossum versatus sn cp; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis (Mch); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn cp fq

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis dimidiatus sn, Paragus bicolor sn, Paragus tibialis sn, Sphaerophoria contiqua sn fp fq, Syritta pipiens sn, Toxomerus marginatus sn; Bombyliidae: Bombylius atriceps sn; Tachinidae: Archytas analis sn, Spallanzania hesperidarum sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis sn fq; Lycaenidae: Lycaena hyllus sn fq; Pieridae: Pieris rapae sn, Pontia protodice sn

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Ancyloxypha numitor sn fq, Pholisora catullus sn, Polites peckius sn

Beetles
Curculionidae: Centrinites strigicollis fp np, Odontocorynus scutellum-album fp np; Scarabaeidae (Cetonniae): Trichiotinus piger sn fp fq


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