Flower-Visiting Insects
of Common Dogbane


Apocynum cannabinum (Common Dogbane)
(Insects suck nectar; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Moure & Hurd, Mitchell, Hilty, Krombein et al., MacRae, Grundel et al., Tuell et al., and Williams as indicated below)

With pollinia:

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada affabilis, Nomada articulata fq

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea, Augochlorella striata; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes producta

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bicyrtes ventralis; Sphecidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus foraminatus; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Isodontia apicalis

Without pollinia:

Bees (long-tongued)
Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys octodentata; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile rugifrons; Megachilidae (Stelidini): Stelis lateralis

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochloropsis metallica metallica, Halictus confusus, Lasioglossum versatus; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes aestivalis; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis; Melittidae: Macropis steironematis fq

Wasps
Sphecidae (Astatinae): Astata unicolor; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi, Prionyx atrata, Prionyx thomae

Flies
Scaridae: Sciara atrata; Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua, Eristalis dimidiatus, Parhelophilus laetus, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Tropidia mamillata, Tropidia quadrata; Empidae: Empis clausa; Bombyliidae: Bombylius atriceps, Villa alternata; Tachinidae: Archytas analis, Copecrypta ruficauda, Cylindromyia euchenor, Gymnoclytia occidua, Linnaemya comta, Spallanzania hesperidarum; Sarcophagidae: Helicobia rapax; Calliphoridae: Cochliomyia macellaria, Phormia regina; Muscidae: Limnophora narona; Fanniidae: Fannia manicata

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Speyeria cybele; Lycaenidae: Satyrium calanus

Beetles
Scarabaeidae (Cetonniae): Trichiotinus piger

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Lygus lineolaris; Lygaeidae: Lygaeus turcicus

Pollinia presence unspecified:

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Tll)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea (MH), Augochlora pura (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Augochlorella striata (MH), 
Augochloropsis metallica metallica (MH), Halictus confusus (MH), Lasioglossum admirandum (Tll), Lasioglossum versatum (MH); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus sp. (Tll), Hylaeus affinis (Tll), Hylaeus illinoisensis (Mch), Hylaeus mesillae (Tll), Hylaeus modestus (Tll); Hylaeus saniculae (Mch, Kr); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena spp. (Tll), Andrena personata (Kr), Andrena quintilis (Kr)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Epargyreus clarus (H)

Beetles
Buprestidae: Acmaeodera pulchella (McR), Anthaxia flavimana (McR); Cantharidae: 
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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