Flower-Visiting Insects
of Biennial Gaura

Gaura biennis (Biennial Gaura)
(Long-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar; short-tongued bees collect pollen & are non-pollinating; flies feed on pollen & are non-pollinating; observations are from Robertson and Smith et al. as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp (Rb); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus impatiens cp (Rb, Smh), Bombus pensylvanicus sn cp fq (Rb, Smh); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile mendica cp (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn cp (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata (Smh), Augochloropsis metallica (Smh), Lasioglossum imitatum fq (Smh), Lasioglossum reticulatum (Smh), Lasioglossum versatus cp np (Rb)

Syrphidae: Eupeodes americanus fp np (Rb)