Flower-Visiting Insects
of Motherwort


Leonurus cardiaca (Motherwort) introduced
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen, while Syrphid flies feed on pollen; only long-tongued bees are effective pollinators; observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn; Anthophoridae (Anthophirini): Anthophora abrupta sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp fq

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Halictus confusus cp np, Lasioglossum imitatus cp np, Lasioglossum versatus cp np fq

Flies
Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua fp np, Syrphus ribesii fp np, Toxomerus geminatus fp np


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