Flower-Visiting Insects
of Marsh Hedge Nettle


Stachys palustris (Marsh Hedge Nettle)
(Bees suck nectar and/or collect pollen, flies suck nectar or feed on pollen, other insects suck nectar. Observations are from Reed, Robertson, Swengel & Swengel, Voss, and Stevens as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn (Rb), Bombus bimaculatus (Re), Bombus borealis (Re), Bombus fervidus (Re), Bombus griseocollis (Re), Bombus impatiens sn (Rb), Bombus pensylvanicus 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), Megachile latimanus sn (Stv); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons sn cp fq (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens sn (Rb), Lasioglossum paradmirandum (Re), Lasioglossum versatum 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 glaucus sn (V), Papilio marcellus sn np (Rb); Nymphalidae: Boloria selene sn (V), Phyciodes tharos sn (V), Speyeria aphrodite sn fq (V), Speyeria atlantis sn (V) Speyeria cybele sn (V); Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis sn (Sw)

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

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


Return