Flower-Visiting Insects
of Common Cinquefoil


Potentilla simplex (Common Cinquefoil)
(Short-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar; beetles feed on nectar or pollen; other insects suck nectar; Robertson referred to this plant species as Potentilla canadensis, but this species occurs in states further to the east, rather than in Illinois; most observations are from Robertson, although some observations are from Moure & Hurd, Grundel & Pavlovic, Swengel & Swengel, MacRae, and Grundel et al. as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanicus; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata, Ceratina dupla dupla fq; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada articulata, Nomada ovata (Gnd), Nomada parva; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons, Osmia pumilla; Megachilidae (Stelidini): Stelis lateralis

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata sn cp fq, Augochlorella striata sn cp fq, Halictus confusus sn, Halictus ligatus sn, Lasioglossum pectoralis sn, Lasioglossum perpunctatus (MH), Lasioglossum versatus sn; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes cressonii sn, Sphecodes ranunculi sn; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis sn; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena personata sn fq

Wasps
Vespidae (Eumeninae): Leionotus ziziae (Rb, MS), Stenodynerus ammonia, Stenodynerus anormis, Stenodynerus histrionalis

Flies
Syrphidae: Paragus tibialis, Syritta pipiens; Tachinidae: Gymnoclytia occidua, Periscepsia laevigata; Sarcophagidae: Helicobia rapax; Calliphoridae: Lucilia illustris, Lucilia sericata; Anthomyiidae: Delia platura

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos; Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis fq (GP, Sw)

Beetles
Buprestidae: Acmaeodera neglecta (McR), Acmaeodera ornata (McR), Acmaeodera tubulus (McR)


Return