Flower-Visiting Insects and Birds
of Orange Jewelweed


Impatiens capensis (Orange Jewelweed)
(Hummingbirds and most insects suck nectar; some bees collect pollen, as noted below; some bees perforate [prf] the base of the flower to steal nectar [sn@prf], as noted below; beetles gnaw on the flowers and are non-pollinating; observations are from Robertson, Graenicher, Bertin, Grundel et al., and Lovell as indicated below)

Birds
Trochilidae: Archilochus colubris sn fq (Rb, Gr, Brt)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp prf sn@prf fq (Rb, Lvl); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus (Gnd), Bombus griseocollis sn (Gr), Bombus impatiens sn cp (Rb), Bombus pensylvanicus sn (Rb), Bombus terricola prf sn@prf fq np (Lvl), Bombus vagans sn fq (Gr, Lvl); Anthophoridae (Anthophorinae): Anthophora terminalis sn (Gr); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn (Rb); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis cp np (Rb), Megachile mendica cp np (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata exp np (Lvl), Augochlorella striata cp np (Rb), Lasioglossum albipennis cp np (Gr), Lasioglossum versatus cp np (Rb)

Flies
Syrphidae: Rhingia nasica sn (Gr)

Butterflies
Papilionidae: Papilio troilus sn (Rb)

Beetles
Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica undecimpunctata gnw np (Rb)


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