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. Bees suck nectar and/or collect pollen; wasps, ants, butterflies, and skippers suck nectar; flies and beetles feed on nectar or pollen; plant bugs suck nectar, feed on floral tissue, or they lurk on the flowers as predators of other insects. Observations are from Krombein et al., Small, Swengel & Swengel, Lisberg & Young, Steury et al., Grundel et al., Teull et al., Discover Life, Williams, Gosling, Voss, and Wilhelm & Rericha.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apini): Apis mellifera fq (Tll, WR); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus (WR), Bombus griseocollis (WR), Bombus impatiens fq (Sm, Gnd, Tll, WR), 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, WR), Lasioglossum atwoodi (WR), Lasioglossum hitchensi (WR), Lasioglossum tegulare (SDO), Lasioglossum versatum (Gnd); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes simulans armata sn (WR); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus sp. (Tll), Hylaeus affinis fq (Tll), Hylaeus mesillae (Gnd, WR), Hylaeus modestus (Gnd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena spp. (Tll), Andrena forbesii (Kr), Andrena miranda (Kr), Andrena spiraeana (Kr), Andrena virginiana (Kr)

Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Anacrabro ocellatus sn (WR), Ectemnius arcuatus sn (WR); Sphecidae (Larrinae): Tachytes distinctus sn (WR); Tiphiidae: Paratiphia texana sn (WR)

Formicidae (Dolichoderinae): Dolichoderus mariae sn np (WR), Dolichoderus pustulatus sn np (WR); Formicidae (Formicinae): Formica glacialis sn np (WR), Formica incerta sn np (WR), Formica montana sn np (WR), Formica pallidefulva sn np (WR), Formica subsericea sn np (WR)

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

Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis sn (Sw),
Lycaena phlaeas americana sn (V),

Hesperiidae: Thymelicus lineola sn (Sm)

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); Cleridae: Trichodes nuttalli (WR); Mordellidae: Mordella marginata (LY, WR), Mordella melaena (WR); Scarabaeidae: Macrodactylus subspinosus fq (Sm)

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Lygus lineolaris (WR); Phymatidae: Phymata americana prd (WR)