Flower-Visiting Insects
of Catnip


Nepeta cataria (Catnip) introduced
(Bees usually suck nectar and less often collect pollen; other insects suck nectar (according to Robertson); some observations are from Reed and Williams as indicated below, otherwise they are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq (Rb, Re); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis (Re), Bombus auricomus sn, Bombus bimaculatus sn (Rb, Re), Bombus griseocallis sn fq, Bombus impatiens sn fq (Rb, Re), Bombus pensylvanica sn fq, Bombus vagans sn cp fq; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina sp. (Re); Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus bifasciatus sn, Triepeolus concavus sn, Triepeolus lunatus concolor sn fq, Triepeolus remigatus sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn fq, Melissodes communis sn, Svastra obliqua obliqua sn; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada articulata sn; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys octodentata, Coelioxys sayi; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn fq, Megachile campanulae campanulae sn, Megachile centuncularis sn, Megachile latimanus (Re), Megachile mendica sn, Megachile petulans sn, Megachile pugnatus sn, Megachile rugifrons sn fq, Megachile texana sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons sn; Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades carinatum (Re), Heriades leavitti sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Dufoureinae): Dufourea monardae (Re); Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn fq, Agapostemon virescens sn, Augochloropsis metallica metallica (Re), Halictus confusus sn, Halictus ligatus sn, Halictus parallelus sn, Halictus rubicunda sn fq, Lasioglossum imitatus cp (Rb, Re), Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn, Lasioglossum rohweri (Re), Lasioglossum tegularis (Re), Lasioglossum versatus sn cp fq; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus modestus (Re); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi, Ammophila nigricans, Ammophila pictipennis, Ammophila procera, Eremnophila aureonotata, Prionyx atrata; Tiphiidae: Myzinum quinquecincta; Vespidae: Polistes dorsalis; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus foraminatus (Rb, Re), Parancistrocerus fulvipes, Stenodynerus anormis

Flies
Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua (Re), Eristalis tenax, Helophilus latifrons, Rhingia nasica, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Syritta pipiens (Rb, Re), Toxomerus marginatus (Re); Bombyliidae: Chrysanthrax cypris, Rhynchanthrax parvicornis; Tachinidae: Archytas analis, Archytas aterrima, Cylindromyia fumipennis, Linnaemya comta

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos, Speyeria cybele, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa virginiensis; Pieridae: Colias philodice, Pieris rapae, Pontia protodice fq

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Epargyreus clarus, Erynnis juvenalis, Erynnis martialis, Pholisora catullus

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Re, Wms)

Plant Bugs
Lygaeidae: Lygaeus turcicus


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