Flower-Visiting Insects
of Grass Pink Orchid


Calopogon tuberosus (Grass Pink Orchid)
(insects are lured to the flower by its deceptive appearance, as it is odorless and nectarless; bumblebees are the primary pollinators; observations are from F.R. Cole, Thien & Marcks, Luer, and Small)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera exp (Lu); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus fervida exp (Co), Bombus griseocallis exp (Lu), Bombus pensylvanica exp (Lu), Bombus ternarius exp fq (TM), Bombus terricola exp fq (TM), Bombus vagans exp fq (Co, TM); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica exp (Lu); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile melanophaea exp (TM)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae: Unspecified sp. ("sweat bee") exp (Co)

Flies
Syrphidae: Toxomerus marginatus exp fq np (Sm)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaena epixanthe exp np (Co)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Thymelicus lineolus exp fq (Lu, Sm)

Beetles
Scarabaeidae: Trichiotinus affinis exp (Co)


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