Flower-Visiting Insects
of Grass of Parnassus


Parnassia glauca (Grass of Parnassus)
(Short-tongued bees suck nectar or collect pollen; flies suck nectar or feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar only; all observations are from Graenicher)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Lasioglossum zephyrus sn cp; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena parnassiae sn cp fq olg

Wasps
Ichneumonidae: Lissonota clypeator, Lissonota coriacinus

Flies
Bombyliidae: Villa alternata; Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua, Eristalis dimidiatus, Eristalis tenax, Eupeodes americanus, Helophilus fasciatus, Melanostoma mellinum, Paragus bicolor, Sericomyia chrysotoxoides, Syritta pipiens, Toxomerus politus; Tachinidae: Eumea caesar, Myiopharus doryphorae; Muscidae: Musca domestica; Calliphoridae: Lucilia illustris; Anthomyiidae: Anthomyia sp., Delia platura

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Vanessa virginiensis; Pieridae: Pieris rapae


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