Flower-Visiting Insects
of Marsh Hedge Nettle


Stachys palustris (Marsh Hedge Nettle)
(bees mostly suck nectar, although some bees collect pollen as indicated below; flies feed on pollen and are non-pollinating, otherwise they suck nectar; other insects suck nectar; butterflies, skippers, and moths suck nectar and are non-pollinating; observations are from Reed, Robertson, and Swengel & Swengel as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn (Rb), Bombus bimaculatus (Re), Bombus borealis (Re), Bombus fervida (Re), Bombus griseocallis (Re), Bombus impatiens sn (Rb), Bombus pensylvanica sn fq (Rb), Bombus perplexus (Re), Bombus vagans sn (Rb, Re); Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora abrupta sn (Rb), Anthophora terminalis (Re); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn fq (Rb); Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada superba superba sn (Rb); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn fq (Rb); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons sn cp fq (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens sn (Rb), Lasioglossum paradmirandus (Re), Lasioglossum versatus cp np (Rb); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus mesillae (Re); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn (Rb)

Flies
Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua (Re), Sphaerophoria sp. (Re), Syrphus ribesii fp np (Rb), Toxomerus marginatus fp np (Rb, Re); Bombyliidae: Systoechus vulgaris sn (Rb)

Butterflies
Papilionidae: Papilio marcellus sn np (Rb); Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis sn np (Sw)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Ancyloxypha numitor sn np (Rb), Polites themistocles sn np (Rb)

Moths
Noctuidae: Autographa precationis sn np (Rb), Anagrapha falcifera sn np (Rb)


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