Flower-Visiting Insects
of Flowering Spurge


Euphorbia corollata (Flowering Spurge)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar, other insects suck nectar or feed on pollen; observations are from Robertson, Grundel & Pavlovic, Herms, Petersen, Swengel & Swengel, Lisberg & Young, Steury et al., Smith et al., Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus fervidus (Pt); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (SDO); Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada vegana sn (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlora pura (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (SDO, Gnd), Augochloropsis metallica (Gnd), Halictus confusus sn (Rb), Halictus ligatus (Gnd), Halictus rubicundus (Pt), Lasioglossum ellisiae (Gnd), Lasioglossum floridanum (Gnd), Lasioglossum foveolatum (Gnd), Lasioglossum imitatum sn (Rb, Smh), Lasioglossum pectorale (Gnd), Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp (Rb), Lasioglossum tegulare fq (Smh), Lasioglossum versatus sn cp fq (Rb), Lasioglossum vierecki fq (Gnd); Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes dichrous sn fq icp (Rb, Gnd); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes simulans miamiensis (Smh); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis sn (Rb), Hylaeus mesillae sn (Rb, Gnd), Hylaeus modestus (Gnd)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Stizus brevipennis (Rb); Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Anacrabro ocellatus (Rb), Ectemnius dilectus (Rb), Lindenius columbianus (Rb), Oxybelus packardii (Rb), Oxybelus uniglumis (Rb); Sphecidae (Larrinae): Ancistromma distincta (Rb); Sphecidae (Pemphredoninae): Mimesa denticulata (Rb); Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Eucerceris zonata (Rb); Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Prionyx atrata (Rb), Sceliphron caementaria (Rb); Vespidae: Polistes dorsalis (Rb), Polistes fuscata (Rb); Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus campestris (Rb); Tiphiidae: Myzinum quinquecincta fq (Rb); Pompilidae: Anoplius nigritus (Rb); Entypus fulvicornis (Rb); Chrysididae: Hedychrum wiltii (Rb), Holopyga ventrale (Rb); Leucospididae: Leucospis affinis (Rb); Ichneumonidae: Ceratogastra ornata (Rb)

Flies
Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua fq (Rb), Orthonevra nitida (Rb), Paragus bicolor (Rb), Paragus tibialis (Rb), Sphaerophoria contiqua fq (Rb), Syritta pipiens fq (Rb), Toxomerus politus (Rb), Trichopsomyia banksi (Rb); Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa fasciata (Rb), Exoprosopa fascipennis (Rb), Villa alternata (Rb); Tachinidae: Gymnoclytia immaculata fq (Rb), Phasia aeneoventris (Rb), Phasia purpurascens (Rb), Trichopoda pennipes (Rb); Sarcophagidae: Amobia aurifrons (Rb), Helicobia rapax (Rb), Sphixapata trilineata fq (Rb); Muscidae: Morellia micans (Rb), Neomyia cornicina (Rb)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis fq (GP, Hm, Sw); Pieridae: Pontia protodice (Rb)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Mordellidae: Mordella marginata (LY)

Plant Bugs
Coreidae: Chariesterus antennator (Rb)


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