Flower-Visiting Insects
of Great Mullein


Verbascum thapsus (Great Mullein) introduced
(Bees collect pollen primarily, otherwise they suck nectar; flies feed on pollen & are non-pollinating; beetle activity is unspecified; one observation is from Williams as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera cp; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanica cp, Bombus vagans sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens cp, Augochloropsis metallica metallica cp, Lasioglossum coriaceus cp, Lasioglossum cressonii cp, Lasioglossum pectoralis cp, Lasioglossum versatus cp

Flies
Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua fp np, Eupeodes americanus fp np, Syritta pipiens fp np, Toxomerus geminatus fp np, Toxomerus marginatus fp np, Trichopsomyia apisaon fp np; Anthomyiidae: Delia platura fp np

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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