Flower-Visiting Insects
of Field Mint


Mentha arvensis (Field Mint)
(According to Robertson, insect visitors suck nectar; some observations are from Krombein et al. and Williams as indicated below, otherwise they are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades carinatum (Kr), Heriades variolosa variolosa (Kr)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella striata; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes kincaidii (Kr)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bembix nubilipennis; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Eucerceris zonata; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi, Eremnophila aureonotata, Isodontia apicalis, Sphex nudus; Sapygidae: Sapyga interrupta; Tiphiidae: Myzinum quinquecincta fq; Pompilidae: Anoplius marginatus

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis arbustorum, Milesia virginiensis, Syritta pipiens, Tropidia quadrata; Empidae: Empis clausa; Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa fascipennis; Conopidae: Physoconops brachyrhynchus; Tachinidae: Archytas analis, Archytas aterrima fq, Estheria abdominalis, Scotiptera parvicornis (Townsend, MS); Muscidae: Neomyia cornicina

Butterflies
Pieridae: Pieris rapae

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Ancyloxypha numitor

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Rb, Wms)


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