Flower-Visiting Insects
of Eared False Foxglove


Tomanthera auriculata (Eared False Foxglove)
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Agalinis auriculata. Long-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar; short-tongued bees collect stray pollen [csp] & are non-pollinating; flies and beetles probably feed on pollen; observations are from Robertson and Mulvaney et al. as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp (Rb, Mlv); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn (Rb), Bombus impatiens sn cp (Rb, Mlv), Bombus penyslvanica sn cp fq (Rb); Anthophoridae (Ceratini): Ceratina dupla dupla csp np (Mlv); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata cp (Mlv), Melissodes boltoniae cp (Rb); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Lasioglossum versatus csp np (Rb); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus sp. csp np (Mlv)

Flies
Syrphidae: Unspecified species fp np (Mlv)

Beetles
Cantharidae: Unspecified species fp np (Mlv); Chrysomelidae: Unspecified species fp np (Mlv)


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