Flower-Visiting Insects
of False Solomon's Seal


Smilacina racemosa (False Solomon's Seal)
(Bees collect pollen, flies & beetles feed on pollen, the butterfly explores the flowers in vain for nectar, and the plant bugs rest [rst] on the flowers; only pollen is available as a floral reward; observations are from Graenicher, Robertson, Swengel & Swengel, and Gosling)

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

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlora purus (Rb), Augochlorella striata (Gr), Halictus rubicunda (Gr), Lasioglossum albipennis (Gr), Lasioglossum imitatus (Rb), Lasioglossum macoupinensis (Rb), Lasioglossum obscurus (Rb), Lasioglossum pectoralis (Rb), Lasioglossum versatus (Rb), Lasioglossum zephyrus (Rb, Gr); Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes clematidis exp (Gr)

Flies
Stratiomyidae: Stratiomys lativentris (Gr); Bombyliidae: Bombylius atriceps exp (Gr); Syrphidae: Eristalis arbustorum (Gr), Hiatomyia cyanescens (Rb), Somula decora (Rb), Toxomerus geminatus (Gr); Empididae: Empis levicula (Rb); Tachinidae: Archytas analis (Gr), Phyllomya cremides (Gr), Siphona geniculata (Rb); Sarcophagidae: Sarcophaga sp. (Gr); Calliphoridae: Lucilia illustris (Rb), Lucilia sericata (Gr); Muscidae: Drymeia sp. (Gr), Stomoxys calcitrans (Gr); Anthomyiidae: Phorbia sp. (Gr)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis (Sw)

Beetles
Cerambycidae: Brachysomida bivittata (Gr), Cyrtophorus verrucosus (Gr), Pidonia ruficollis (Gsl); Chrysomelidae: Gibbobruchus mimus (Rb); Elateridae: Agriotes oblongicollis (Gr); Meloidae: Epicauta murina (Gr); Mordellidae: Mordellistena scapularis (Rb); Pyrochroidae: Pedilus collaris (Gr), Pedilus terminalis (Rb); Scarabaeidae: Trichiotinus affinis (Rb), Trichiotinus piger (Gr), Valgus canaliculatus (Rb)

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Adelphocoris rapidus rst (Gr), Metriorrhynchomiris dislocatus rst (Gr), Poecilocapsus lineatus rst (Gr)


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