Flower-Visiting Insects
of Creeping Primrose

Ludwigia peploides glabresens (Creeping Primrose)
(an older scientific name for this plant is Jussiaea repens; bees suck nectar or collect pollen, wasps and skippers suck nectar only, while Syrphid flies feed on pollen; wasps and some bees are effective pollinators of the flowers; observations are from Estes & Thorp; Lasioglossum nelumbonis was described as a collector of pollen by the authors, but this oligolectic bee requires pollen from very different plant species)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Svastra cressonii sn cp fq

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon melliventris sn cp fq, Augochlorella striata sn cp fq, Lasioglossum spp. sn cp fq np, Lasioglossum lustrans sn np fq, Lasioglossum nelumbonis sn np

Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus hidalgo sn

Syrphidae: Eristalis sp. fp np, Toxomerus sp. fp np; Muscidae: Unidentified sp. fp np

Hesperiidae: Atalopedes campestris sn np, Lerodea eufala sn np

Chrysomelidae: Altica sp. np

Tettigoniidae: Unidentified sp. (nymphs) fp np