Flower-Visiting Insects
of Bush Honeysuckle


Diervilla lonicera (Bush Honeysuckle)
(short-tongued bees collect pollen, long-tongued bees suck nectar or collect pollen,  and other insects suck nectar; observations are from Schoen and Lovell as indicated below; this native shrub should not be confused with non-native Lonicera shrubs. In addition to the adults of Hemaris diffinis sucking nectar from the flowers, the larvae of this moth feed on the foliage of Bush Honeysuckle, according to Lovell.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq (Lvl); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis (Sch), Bombus bimaculatus sn (Lvl), Bombus terricola (Sch), Bombus vagans (Sch); Anthophoridae (Anthophorinae): Anthophora terminalis (Sch), Habropoda laboriosus sn (Lvl); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile addenda (Sch), Megachile inermis (Sch)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata cp (Lvl), Halictulus americanus (MS: Ashmead, Lvl), Halictus sp. cp (Lvl), Lasioglossum disparile cp (Lvl), Lasioglossum laevissimum (Sch), Lasioglossum lineatulum (Sch)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Polites peckius sn (Lvl)

Moths
Sphingidae: Hemaris diffinis sn (Sch, Lvl)


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