Flower-Visiting Insects
of Climbing Buckwheat


Fallopia scandens (Climbing Buckwheat)
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Polygonum scandens. With the exception of a predatory fly [prd], insects suck nectar according to Robertson. Some observations are from Krombein et al. and Williams as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Robertson.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada vicina vicina; Megachilidae (Typetini): Heriades carinatum (Kr)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Lasioglossum imitatus fq, Lasioglossum versatus, Lasioglossum zephyrus fq; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes stygius; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes americana; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis, Hylaeus mesillae, Hylaeus saniculae; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena simplex (Kr), Andrena solidaginis; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Heterosarus compositarum

Wasps
Sphecidae (Astatinae): Astata bicolor; Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Anacrabro ocellatus, Crossocerus lentus, Lindenius columbianus, Oxybelus emarginatus, Oxybelus mexicanus; Sphecidae (Larrinae): Ancistromma distincta; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi, Eremnophila aureonotata; Philanthidae: Cerceris finitima, Cerceris fumipennis, Philanthus gibbosus; Pompilidae: Anoplius atrox; Chrysididae: Hedychrum violaceum; Leucospididae: Leucospis affinis; Perilampidae: Perilampus hyalinus, Perilampus platigaster fq; Vespidae: Vespula germanica; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus adiabatus, Eumenes fraterna, Leionotus scrophulariae (Rb, MS), Parancistrocerus perennis

Flies
Sciaridae: Sciara atrata fq; Syrphidae: Milesia virginiensis, Syritta pipiens; Tachinidae: Archytas analis, Archytas aterimma, Copecrypta ruficauda, Linnaemya comta, Paradidyma singularis, Siphoplagia flaccidirostris (Robertson, MS), Siphosturmia phyciodis, Trichopoda pennipes fq, Xanthomelanodes arcuatus; Sarcophagidae: Amobia aurifrons, Helicobia rapax, Ravinia anxia, Ravinia stimulans, Sphixapata trilineata; Calliphoridae: Lucilia illustris; Muscidae: Musca domestica, Neomyia cornicina; Ephydridae: Ochthera lauta prd np

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Vanessa atalanta; Lycaenidae: Everes comyntas; Pieridae: Pieris rapae

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Polites themistocles

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Rb, Wms)


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