Flower-Visiting Insects
of Common Blackberry


Rubus allegheniensis (Common Blackberry)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar; Syrphid flies and beetles usually feed on pollen & are less effective pollinators; other insects suck nectar. Most observations are from Robertson, otherwise observations are from Moure & Hurd, Grundel et al., Discover Life, Gosling, and Lovell as indicated below.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn, Bombus griseocallis sn cp, Bombus impatiens sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn cp fq, Psithyrus variabilis sn; Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora abrupta sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (Gnd), Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp fq (Rb, Gnd), Ceratina strenua (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia rosae sn, Synhalonia speciosa sn icp; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada affabilis sn fq, Nomada ovatus sn, Nomada sayi sn, Nomada superba superba sn fq; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys octodentata sn, Coelioxys sayi sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn, Megachile centuncularis sn, Megachile mendica sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis cylindricus sn cp, Hoplitis pilosifrons sn cp, Osmia lignaria lignaria sn cp fq (Rb, DL); Osmia pumila sn cp (Rb, Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn, Agapostemon virescens sn, Augochlorella aurata sn cp, Augochlorella striata sn cp, Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn cp, Halictus confusus sn cp fq, Halictus ligatus sn cp, Halictus rubicunda sn, Lasioglossum forbesii cp np, Lasioglossum imitatus cp np, Lasioglossum pectoralis sn cp fq, Lasioglossum versatus cp np, Lasioglossum vierecki (MH), Paralictus simplex sn; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes cressonii sn, Sphecodes dichroa sn; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes aestivalis sn, Colletes inaequalis sn cp; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus mesillae sn (Rb, Gnd), Hylaeus modestus (Gnd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena carlini sn, Andrena crataegi sn cp, Andrena dunningi sn, Andrena forbesii sn cp, Andrena imitatrix imitatrix sn, Andrena mandibularis sn, Andrena nuda sn, Andrena personata sn cp, Andrena sayi sn cp

Wasps
Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Lestica confluentus sn; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila nigricans sn, Isodontia apicalis sn; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus annulatus sn, Leionotus ziziae sn (Rb, MS), Parancistrocerus vagus sn, Stenodynerus histrionalis sn

Flies
Syrphidae: Didea fuscipes fp np, Eristalis dimidiatus fp np, Paragus bicolor sn np, Sphaerophoria contiqua sn, Syritta pipiens fp, Syrphus ribesii fp np, Toxomerus marginatus fp np, Tropidia mamillata sn; Empidae: Empis distans sn; Bombyliidae: Aldrichia ehrmanii fp fq np, Bombylius atriceps sn; Conopidae: Zodion fulvifrons sn; Tachinidae: Archytas aterrima sn, Cylindromyia euchenor sn, Spallanzania hesperidarum sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis sn, Vanessa atalanta sn; Lycaenidae: Lycaena hyllus sn; Pieridae: Colias philodice sn, Pontia protodice sn;

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Epargyreus clarus sn, Erynnis juvenalis sn, Euphyes vestris sn, Poanes zabulon sn, Polites peckius sn, Polites themistocles sn

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis sn

Beetles
Cerambycidae: Cosmosalia chrysocoma (Gsl), Neoalosterna capitata (Gsl), Pidonia ruficollis (Gsl), Strangalepta pubera (Gsl); Curculionidae: Anthonomus signatus (Lv2); Elateridae: Actenicerus cuprascens (Lv2); Scarabaeidae: Euphoria fulgida fp np, Euphoria sepulcralis fp np, Serica tristis (Lv2), Trichiotinus piger sn fp


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