Flower-Visiting Insects
of Meadowsweet


Spiraea alba (Meadowsweet)
(Also referred to as Spiraea latifolia, which is sometimes considered a variety of Spiraea alba or synonymous with it. Butterflies and skippers suck nectar, otherwise insect activity is unspecified; observations are from Krombein et al., Small, Swengel & Swengel, Lisberg & Young, Steury et al., Grundel et al., Teull et al., Discover Life, Williams, and Gosling)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera fq (Tll); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus impatiens fq (Sm, Gnd, Tll), Bombus perplexus (Sm), Bombus sandersoni (Sm), Bombus ternarius fq (Sm), Bombus terricola fq (Sm), Bombus vagans (DL)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlora pura (Gnd), Augochloropsis metallica (Gnd), Lasioglossum admirandum (SDO, Tll), Lasioglossum tegulare (SDO), Lasioglossum versatum (Gnd); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus sp. (Tll), Hylaeus affinis fq (Tll), Hylaeus mesillae (Gnd), Hylaeus modestus (Gnd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena spp. (Tll), Andrena forbesii (Kr), Andrena miranda (Kr), Andrena spiraeana (Kr), Andrena virginiana (Kr)

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis dimidiatus (Sm), Helophilus laetus (Sm), Platycheirus rosarum (Sm), Syritta pipiens (Sm); Tabanidae: Hybomitra minuscula fq (Sm)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis sn (Sw)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Thymelicus lineola sn (Sm)

Beetles
Cantharidae: 
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Cerambycidae: Brachyleptura champlaini (Gsl), Brachyleptura rubrica (Gsl), Clytus ruricola (Gsl), Cosmosalia chrysocoma (Gsl), Evodinus monticola monticola (Gsl), Gaurotes cyanipennis (Gsl), Leptura plebeja (Gsl), Leptura subhamata (Gsl), Stictoleptura canadensis canadensis (Gsl), Strangalepta abbreviata (Gsl), Strangalepta pubera (Gsl), Trachysida mutabilis (Gsl), Trigonarthris minnesotana (Gsl), Trigonarthris proxima (Gsl), Typocerus sparsus (Gsl), Typocerus velutinus velutinus (Gsl), Xestoleptura tibialis (Gsl); Mordellidae: Mordella marginata (LY); Scarabaeidae: Macrodactylus subspinosus fq (Sm)


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