Flower-Visiting Insects
of False Rue Anemone


Enemion biternatum (False Rue Anemone)
(Also known as Isopyrum biternatum; bees collect pollen, while other insects feed on pollen or explore the flowers in vain for nectar; some observations are from Graenicher and Schemske et al. as indicated below, otherwise they are from Robertson; Robertson thought the flowers offered nectar to insect visitors, but this is incorrect)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera cp fq (Rb, Shm); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanica cp/exp; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata cp/exp; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia belfragii cp/exp; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada sayi exp; Megachildae (Osmiini): Osmia pumila cp/exp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea cp/exp, Augochlora purus purus cp/exp (Rb, Shm), Augochlorella striata cp fq (Rb, Shm), Augochloropsis sumptuosa cp/exp, Halictus confusus cp fq, Halictus rubicunda cp, Lasioglossum coriaceus cp/exp, Lasioglossum cressonii cp/exp, Lasioglossum forbesii cp/exp, Lasioglossum foxii cp/exp, Lasioglossum imitatus cp (Rb, Shm), Lasioglossum macoupinensis cp/exp (Rb, Shm), Lasioglossum oblongus cp/exp (Shm), Lasioglossum obscurus cp/exp, Lasioglossum pectoralis cp/exp, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus cp/exp, Lasioglossum versatus cp fq, Lasioglossum zephyrus cp/exp fq (Rb, Shm); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes inaequalis cp/exp; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena carlini cp/exp fq (Rb, Shm), Andrena cressonii cp/exp (Shm), Andrena erigeniae exp (Rb, Shm), Andrena forbesii cp/exp (Rb, Shm), Andrena imitatrix imitatrix cp/exp, Andrena miserabilis bipunctata cp (Rb, Shm), Andrena nasonii cp/exp fq (Shm), Andrena personata cp/exp (Shm), Andrena rugosa cp/exp fq (Rb, Shm), Andrena sayi cp/exp fq

Wasps
Sapygidae: Sapyga centrata exp

Flies
Syrphidae: Chalcosyrphus nemorum fp/exp (Rb, Shm), Cheilosia capillata fp, Eristalis dimidiatus fp/exp, Eupeodes americanus fp (Rb, Shm), Helophilus fasicatus fp/exp (Rb, Shm), Melanostoma sp. fp/exp (Shm), Platycheirus obscurus fp/exp, Sphaerophoria contiqua fp np, Syrphus ribesii fp/exp, Syrphus torvus fp/exp (Shm), Toxomerus geminatus fp/exp, Toxomerus marginatus fp np; Empididae: Empis nuda fp/exp; Bombyliidae: Bombylius major fp/exp fq (Rb, Gr); Tachinidae: Gonia capitata fp/exp; Muscidae: Neomyia cornicina fp/exp

Beetles
Chrysomelidae: Acalymma vittatum fp np; Coccinellidae: Coleomegilla maculata fp np; Kateretidae: Boreades abdominalis fp/exp fq; Oedemeridae: Asclera ruficollis fp np; Pyrochroidae: Pedilus terminalis fp np

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Lygus lineolaris exp


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