Flower-Visiting Insects
of Northern Pitcher Plant


Sarracenia purpurea (Northern Pitcher Plant)
(bees suck nectar or collect pollen; adults of the Pitcher Plant fly, Fletcherimyia fletcheri, find shelter in the flowers and become covered with pollen; all of these insects are effective at cross-pollination as they fly from flower-to-flower; observations are from Thien & Marcks and Ne'eman et al.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus spp. sn (TM), Bombus affinis cp (NNE)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata sn cp (NNE)

Flies
Sarcophagidae: Fletcherimyia fletcheri shl (NNE)


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