Flower-Visiting Insects
of Common Mountain Mint


Pycnanthemum virginianum (Common Mountain Mint)
(Except for predatory or parasitic insects that lurk on the flowers, insect visitors suck nectar according to Robertson; some observations are from Reed, Moure & Hurd, Mitchell, Grundel & Pavlovic, and Williams as indicated below, otherwise they are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis (Re), Bombus auricomus (Re), Bombus bimaculatus (Re), Bombus fraternus sn, Bombus griseocallis sn (Rb, Re), Bombus impatiens (Re), Bombus ternarius (Re), Bombus vagans (Re), Psithyrus ashtoni sn (Re), Psithyrus citrinus sn (Re); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina sp. (Re); Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus bifasciatus sn, Triepeolus lunatus concolor sn fq; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Florilegus condigna sn, Melissodes comptoides sn, Svastra atripes atripes sn; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys modesta sn (Re), Coelioxys octodentata sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile gemula (Re), Megachile mendica (Re), Megachile relativa (Re); Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades carinatum (Re), Heriades leavitti sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn fq (Rb, Re), Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn (Rb, Re), Halictus confusus sn fq (Rb, Re), Halictus ligatus sn, Halictus parallelus sn, Halictus rubicunda sn (Rb, Re), Lasioglossum spp. (Re), Lasioglossum cinctipes sn (Rb, Re), Lasioglossum heterognathus (Re), Lasioglossum imitatus sn fq (Rb, Re), Lasioglossum pectoralis sn, Lasioglossum pictus (Re), Lasioglossum pilosus (Re), Lasioglossum rohweri (Re), Lasioglossum truncatus (Re), Lasioglossum versatus (MH), Lasioglossum vierecki (Re); Halictidae (Nomiinae): Nomia nortoni nortoni sn; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes spp. sn (Re), Sphecodes confertus sn, Sphecodes dichroa sn fq; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis (Re), Hylaeus modestus (Re), Hylaeus verticalis (Re); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena hirticincta (Re), Andrena quintilis (Mch); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bembix belfragei (Re), Bicyrtes quadrifasciata (Rb, Re), Glenostictia pictifrons, Stizus brevipennis; Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Anacrabro ocellatus (Re), Ectemnius continuus (Re), Oxybelus emarginatus; Sphecidae (Larrinae): Tachytes aurulenta, Tachytes crassus (Re), Tachytes distinctus, Tachytes pennsylvanicus (Re); Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris clypeata (Re), Cerceris deserta (Re), Cerceris fumipennis, Eucerceris zonata fq, Philanthus bilunatus (Re), Philanthus gibbosus (Re), Philanthus politus (Re), Philanthus ventilabris (Re); Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila urnaria (Re), Eremnophila aureonotata (Rb, Re), Podalonia mickeli (Re), Sphex ichneumonea (Re), Sphex pensylvanica (Re); Vespidae: Dolichovespula arenaria (Re), Polistes dorsalis, Polistes fuscata (Re); Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus antilope (Re), Ancistrocerus catskill (Re), Eumenes crucifera (Re), Eumenes fraterna (Rb, Re), Euodynerus annulatus, Euodynerus foraminatus fq (Rb, Re), Parancistrocerus vagus (Re), Zethus spinipes; Sapygidae: Sapyga interrupta; Tiphiidae: Myzinum maculata (Re), Myzinum quinquecincta (Rb, Re), Paratiphia texana (Re); Scoliidae: Campsomeris plumipes (Re), Scolia bicincta (Rb, Re); Pompilidae: Anoplius illinoensis (Re), Anoplius marginatus (Re); Chrysididae: Ceratochrysis kansensis (Re)

Flies
Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua (Re), Eristalis stipator (Re), Eristalis tenax, Sphaerophoria contiqua (Rb, Re), Syritta pipiens (Rb, Re), Syrphus sp. (Re), Toxomerus marginatus (Re); Bombyliidae: Chrysanthrax sp. (Re), Exoprosopa caliptera (Re), Exoprosopa fasciata, Exoprosopa fascipennis fq, Systoechus sp. (Re), Systropus macer, Villa sp. (Re); Conopidae: Physoconops brachyrhynchus (Re), Physoconops obscuripennis (Re), Thecophora occidensis, Zodion fulvifrons; Tachinidae: Archytas sp. (Re), Archytas analis fq, Gymnoclytia sp. (Re), Gymnoclytia occidua, Phasia aeneoventris, Spallanzania hesperidarum fq, Trichopoda pennipes; Calliphoridae: Cochliomyia macellaria

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos fq; Pieridae: Pontia protodice; Lycaenidae: Callophrys gryneus (Re), Lycaeides melissa samuelis (GP), Satyrium edwardsii (Re)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Euphyes vestris (Re)

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Re, Wms); Chrysomelidae: Luperaltica nigripalpis (Re); Rhipiphoridae: Macrosiagon limbata lgf

Plant Bugs
Lygaeidae: Lygaeus turcicus

Neuroptera
Mantispidae: Climaciella brunnea prd


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