Flower-Visiting Insects
of Great Blue Lobelia


Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia)
(Long-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar; short-tongued bees collect pollen & are non-pollinating; butterflies suck nectar; beetle activity is unspecified. Observations are from Robertson, LaBerge, Macior, Grundel et al., Tuell et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Tll); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis fq (Mc), Bombus auricomus (Mc), Bombus fervidus fq (Mc, Tll), Bombus griseocollis sn (Rb, Mc), Bombus impatiens sn cp fq (Rb, Mc, Tll), Bombus pensylvanicus sn cp fq (Rb, Mc), Bombus vagans sn cp (Rb, Mc); Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora terminalis (Gnd), Anthophora walshii sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata/dupla fq (Tll); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (LB), Svastra obliqua obliqua (LB)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens (Tll), Augochlorella striata cp np (Rb, Tll), Halictus rubicundus (Tll), Lasioglossum admirandum fq (Tll), Lasioglossum coriaceum cp np (Rb, Tll), Lasioglossum versatum cp np (Rb); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis (Tll)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus sn (Rb); Papilionidae: Battus philenor sn (Rb)

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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