Flower-Visiting Insects
of Ohio Spiderwort


Tradescantia ohiensis (Ohio Spiderwort)
(Bees collect pollen, while the beetle feeds on pollen; the butterfly is searching vainly for nectar; observations are from Robertson, Grundel & Pavlovic, Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera cp fq (Rb Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus cp (Gnd), Bombus griseocollis cp (Rb), Bombus pensylvanicus cp (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia speciosa cp fq (Rb); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis cp (Rb), Megachile petulans cp (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlora pura cp (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata cp (Rb, Gnd), Halictus confusus cp (Rb), Lasioglossum acuminatum cp (Gnd), Lasioglossum foveolatum cp (Gnd), Lasioglossum fuscipenne cp (Gnd), Lasioglossum illinoense cp (Gnd), Lasioglossum macoupinense cp (Rb), Lasioglossum pectorale cp (Rb, Gnd), Lasioglossum pilosum cp (Gnd), Lasioglossum subviridatum cp (Gnd), Lasioglossum tegulare cp (Rb), Lasioglossum versatum cp (Rb); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena cressonii cp (Rb)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis exp (GP)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus fp (Wms)


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