Flower-Visiting Insects
of Goat's Rue

Tephrosia virginiana (Goat's Rue)
(Long-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar, short-tongued bees probably collect pollen & are non-pollinating, the butterfly sucks nectar and is non-pollinating, beetle activity is unspecified. Observations are from Grundel & Pavlovic, Herms, Mitchell, MacRae, Robertson, Swengel & Swengel, and Grundel et al. as indicated below.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus (Gnd), Bombus griseocollis (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (Gnd); Megachilidae (Anthidiini): Anthidium psoraleae (Gnd); Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys immaculata sn (Gnd); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile addenda sn cp (Rb, Gnd), Megachile brevis brevis sn cp (Rb), Megachile gemula (Gnd), Megachile georgica sn cp (Rb), Megachile mendica sn (Rb, Gnd), Megachile petulans sn (Rb), Megachile rugifrons sn cp (Rb), Megachile texana sn cp (Rb, Gnd); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons sn cp (Rb), Osmia pumila (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Augochloropsis sumptuosa (Gnd), Lasioglossum foveolatum (Gnd), Lasioglossum oblongum (Gnd), Lasioglossum pilosum pilosum cp np (Mch), Lasioglossum timothyi (Gnd), Lasioglossum vierecki (Gnd); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus mesillae (Gnd)

Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis sn np (GP, Hm, Sw)

Buprestidae: Acmaeodera pulchella (McR), Acmaeodera texana (McR)