Flower-Visiting Insects & Birds
of Common Evening Primrose


Oenothera biennis (Common Evening Primrose)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar, hummingbirds & moths suck nectar, while beetle activity is unspecified; observations are from Robertson, Moure & Hurd, Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Birds
Trochilidae: Archilochus colubris sn fq (Rb)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp fq (Rb); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanicus sn cp fq (Rb); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Anthedonia compta sn cp fq olg (Rb), Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata cp (Rb), Svastra obliqua obliqua cp (Rb); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile mendica cp (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens cp (Rb), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Halictus ligatus (Gnd), Lasioglossum oenotherae cp olg (MH), Lasioglossum pictum (Gnd), Lasioglossum pilosum fq (Gnd), Lasioglossum vierecki (Gnd); Halictidae (Nomiidae): Nomia nortoni nortoni cp (Rb)

Moths
Sphingidae: Hyles lineata sn (Rb)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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