Flower-Visiting Insects
of Monkey Flower


Mimulus ringens (Monkey Flower)
(bees, butterflies, and skippers suck nectar, Syrphid flies probably feed on pollen, while wasp and beetle activity is unspecified; the larger long-tongued bees are effective pollinators, while the remaining insects are probably non-pollinating; observations are from Robertson, Mitchell, Conger, and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus fervida sn fq (Mch), Bombus griseocallis sn (Mch), Bombus impatiens sn (Mch), Bombus pensylvanica sn (Rb, Cng), Bombus vagans sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn np (Cng); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica sn (Cng); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile latimanus sn (Cng)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn np (Cng), Agapostemon splendens sn np (Cng)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Microbembex monodonta np (Cng)

Flies
Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua fp np (Cng), Eupeodes americanus fp np (Cng), Sphaerophoria contiqua fp np (Cng), Syritta pipiens fp np (Cng)

Butterflies
Papilionidae: Battus philenor sn np (Cng)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Epargyreus clarus sn np (Cng)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus np (Wms)


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