Flower-Visiting Insects & Birds
of Wild Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis (Wild Columbine)
(Hummingbirds suck nectar; bumblebees suck nectar or collect pollen; short-tongued bees usually collect pollen & are non-pollinating; the bumblebee Bombus affinis occasionally perforates the flower to steal nectar from the spurs; observations are from Robertson, Graenicher, Reed, Moure & Hurd, Mitchell, Bertin, Macior, and Grundel et al. as indicated below)

Trochilidae: Archilochus colubris sn (Rb, Gr, Brt, Mc)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp (Mc); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis sn prf sn@prf (Mc), Bombus auricomus sn (Mc), Bombus bimaculatus sn cp (Mc), Bombus fervida sn cp fq (Re, Mc), Bombus impatiens sn (Mc), Bombus pensylvanica sn fq (Mc), Bombus vagans sn cp (Mc)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Augochlorella striata cp np (MH), Lasioglossum sp. cp np (Re), Lasioglossum cressonii cp np (Re, Gnd), Lasioglossum forbesii sn@prf cp np (MH, Mc), Lasioglossum oblongus cp np (Mch), Lasioglossum obscurus cp np (Mch)