Flower-Visiting Insects
of Leadplant


Amorpha canescens (Leadplant)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar; flies suck nectar or feed on pollen; beetles suck nectar, feed on pollen, or gnaw on the flowers; other insects suck nectar. Observations are from Robertson, Reed, Petersen, Moure & Hurd, Krombein et al., LaBerge, Hilty, Mawdsley, Swingel & Swingel, Lisberg & Young, Tuell et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis (Re), Bombus bimaculatus (Pt, Re), Bombus fervidus (Pt), Bombus griseocollis sn (Rb, Re), Bombus impatiens (Re, Tll), Bombus pensylvanicus sn cp (Rb), Bombus ternarius (Re), Bombus vagans (Re), Psithyrus variabilis sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina sp. (Re), Ceratina calcarata/dupla (Tll), Ceratina dupla dupla sn (Rb); Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys octodentata sn (Rb), Coelioxys sayi sn (Rb); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp (Rb), Megachile latimanus (Re), Megachile mendica (Re); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis cylindricus sn cp fq olg (Rb, Re), Hoplitis pilosifrons sn (Rb); Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades leavitti sn cp (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon texanus texanus sn (Rb), Augochlorella aurata sn cp (Rb), Augochlorella persimilis (MH), Augochlorella striata sn (Rb, Re), Halictus confusus (Rb, Re), Halictus parallelus sn (Rb, Tll), Halictus rubicunda sn cp fq (Rb, Re), Lasioglossum sp. (Re), Lasioglossum acuminatum (Tll), Lasioglossum admirandum fq (Tll), Lasioglossum anomalis (Re), Lasioglossum cinctipes (Re), Lasioglossum coriaceum (MH, Re), Lasioglossum forbesii sn (Rb), Lasioglossum heterognathum (Re), Lasioglossum illinoensis (Re), Lasioglossum imitatum sn cp (Rb, Re), Lasioglossum laevissimum (Re), Lasioglossum lineatulum (Re), Lasioglossum obscurum (MH), Lasioglossum pilosum pilosum (Rb, Re), Lasioglossum tegulare sn (Rb, Re), Lasioglossum testaceum (MH), Lasioglossum versatum sn cp fq (Rb); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes albescens (LB), Colletes eulophi sn cp fq (Rb), Colletes mandibularis (LB), Colletes robertsonii (LB); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis cp np (Rb, Re), Hylaeus mesillae cp np (Rb); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena commoda (Re), Andrena helianthi (Re), Andrena hippotes (Kr), Andrena miranda (Re), Andrena quintilis cp olg (Kr), Andrena virginiana (Re), Andrena wilmattae (Kr); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn (Rb), Heterosarus parvus (Re)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bicyrtes ventralis (Rb); Sphecidae (Larrinae): Tachytes distinctus (Rb), Tachytes pepticus (Rb); Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris sp. (Re), Cerceris bicornuta (Rb), Philanthus sanbornii (Re), Philanthus ventilabris (Rb); Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi (Rb), Ammophila nigricans fq (Rb), Ammophila pictipennis (Rb), Ammophila procera (Rb), Isodontia apicalis (Rb), Podalonia mickeli (Re), Prionyx atrata fq (Rb), Prionyx thomae (Rb); Vespidae: Polistes dorsalis (Rb), Polistes fuscata (Re); Vespidae (Eumeninae): Eumenes fraterna (Rb), Stenodynerus anormis (Rb); Tiphiidae: Myzinum quinquecincta (Rb)

Flies
Tabanidae: Chrysops sp. (Re); Syrphidae: Eristalis stipator (Re), Paragus bicolor fp np (Rb), Sphaerophoria sp. (Re), Sphaerophoria contiqua fp np (Rb), Toxomerus marginatus (Re), Tropidia mamillata fp np (Rb); Bombyliidae: Hemipenthes sinuosa fp np (Rb), Systoechus sp. (Re), Toxophora amphitea sn (Rb); Conopidae: Physocephala tibialis (Re), Thecophora sp. (Re)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis sn fq (Sw), Satyrium edwardsii sn (Re)

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis (Re)

Beetles
Cantharidae: 
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica cristata fp np (Rb); Cleridae: Phyllobaenus pubescens (Mwd); Meloidae: Epicauta murina fp np (Rb); Mordellidae: Mordella marginata (LY); Scarabaeidae: Popillia japonica gnw np (H)


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