Flower-Visiting Insects
of Cranberry Bush


Viburnum opulus (Cranberry Bush) introduced (in part)
(there are American and European varieties of this shrub; insect activity is unspecified, however in general bees suck nectar or collect pollen, flies and beetles suck nectar or feed on pollen, while wasps, ants, sawflies, skippers, moths, and plant bugs suck nectar; some observations are from Krombein et al. and Lisberg & Young as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Krannitz & Maun; the observations of Krannitz & Maun apply to the fertile European variety, Viburnum opulus opulus)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae: Augochlorella striata, Lasioglossum sp., Lasioglossum coriaceus, Lasioglossum zonulum; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena alleghaniensis (Kr), Andrena commoda, Andrena cressonii, Andrena forbesii (Kr), Andrena hippotes (Kr), Andrena imitatrix, Andrena miranda (Kr, KM), Andrena nasonii, Andrena salictaria (Kr), Andrena vicina, Andrena wilkella

Wasps
Pteromalidae: Macroglenes penetrans

Ants
Formicidae (Formicinae): Formica fusca, Prenolepis imparis

Sawflies
Tenthredinidae: Hoplocampa sialica

Flies
Culicidae: Aedes stimulans; Dolichopodidae: Condylostylus sp.; Bibionidae: Dilophus sp.; Syrphidae: Chrysogaster antitheus, Didea fuscipes, Eristalis arbustorum, Orthonevra pulchella, Syritta pipiens, Syrphus rectus, Temnostoma alternans, Temnostoma acrum, Toxomerus geminatus, Toxomerus marginatus fq; Tachinidae: Platymya confusionis, Strongygaster triangulifer; Anthomyiidae: Delia florilega, Delia platura fq; Calliphoridae: Pollenia rudis; Muscidae: Coenosia tigrina; Chloropidae: Unidentified sp.

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Polites themistocles

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis

Beetles
Cantharidae: Cantharis sp.; Cerambycidae: Cyrtophorus verrucosum, Molorchus bimaculatus; Dermestidae: Anthrenus fuscus, Anthrenus verbasci; Mordellidae: Mordella sp., Mordella marginata (LY); Nitulidae: Carpophilus brachypterus; Scarabaeidae: Trichiotinus assimilis

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Corimelaena pulicarius, Lygus lineolaris fq


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