Flower-Visiting Insects
of Leatherleaf


Chamaedaphne calyculata (Leatherleaf)
(bees suck nectar primarily, while flies suck nectar or feed on pollen; the flowers are pollinated primarily by bees; observations are from Small and Reader)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq (Rd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus spp. sn fq (Rd), Bombus affinis (Rd), Bombus bimaculatus fq (Rd), Bombus impatiens (Sm, Rd), Bombus perplexus fq (Rd), Bombus sandersoni (Sm), Bombus ternarius (Sm, Rd), Bombus terricola fq (Rd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella sp. (Rd), Lasioglossum sp. cp fq (Rd); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes inaequalis sn fq (Sm, Rd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena spp. sn cp fq (Rd), Andrena bradleyi sn fq (Sm), Andrena carlini sn fq (Sm), Andrena mandibularis sn (Sm), Andrena regularis sn (Sm), Andrena vicina sn fq (Sm, Rd)

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis sp. (Rd), Helophilus fasciatus (Sm), Melanostoma sp. (Sm), Sphaerophoria sp. (Sm), Volucella sp. (Rd); Bombyliidae: Bombylius sp. (Rd); Muscidae: Unidentified sp. (Rd), Spilogona fatima fq (Sm)


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