Flower-Visiting Insects
of Wild Hyacinth


Camassia scilloides (Wild Hyacinth)
(Short-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar, other insects suck nectar; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Moure & Hurd and Krombein et al. as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus, Bombus griseocallis, Bombus impatiens, Bombus pensylvanica; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata, Ceratina dupla dupla; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia belfragei, Synhalonia speciosa fq; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada affabilis, Nomada articulata, Nomada superba superba fq; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile mendica; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia lignaria lignaria, Osmia pumila

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea (MH), Agapostemon virescens sn, Augochlora purus purus (MH), Augochlorella aurata sn, Augochlorella striata sn, Augochloropsis metallica metallica (MH), Halictus confusus sn cp fq, Halictus ligatus sn cp, Halictus rubicunda sn cp, Lasioglossum forbesii sn, Lasioglossum obscurus (MH), Lasioglossum pectoralis sn fq, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum pruinosus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum versatus sn cp fq; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena heraclei (Kr), Andrena hippotes (Kr)

Wasps
Vespidae: Polistes fuscata; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus adiabatus, Stenodynerus ammonia; Pompilidae: Anoplius illinoensis

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis dimidiatus, Orthonevra nitida, Orthonevra pictipennis, Paragus bicolor, Syritta pipiens; Tachinidae: Linnaemya comta; Sarcophagidae: Helicobia rapax; Calliphoridae: Cynomya cadaverina, Lucilia sericata, Phormia regina; Anthomyiidae: Delia platura; Fanniidae: Fannia manicata

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa virginiensis; Pieridae: Colias philodice fq

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Pholisora catullus

Beetles
Coccinellidae: Hippodamia convergens


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