Flower-Visiting Insects
of Partridge Pea


Chamaecrista fasciculata (Partridge Pea)
(This plant is also referred to as Chamaecrista fasciculata; long-tongued bees collect pollen & they are the only effective pollinators; short-tongued bees collect stray pollen [csp] or suck petiolar nectar; flies feed on stray pollen [fsp] or suck petiolar nectar; beetle activity is unspecified; other insects suck petiolar nectar only; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Moure & Hurd, LaBerge, Krombein et al., MacRae, Smith et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Visit flowers for pollen:

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera cp fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus cp fq, Bombus fraternus cp fq (Rb, Smh), Bombus griseocallis cp fq (Rb, Smh), Bombus impatiens cp fq (Rb, Smh), Bombus pensylvanicus cp fq (Rb, Smh), Bombus vagans cp; Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora walshii cp olg; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Florilegus condigna cp, Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata cp, Melissodes communis cp, Melissodes comptoides cp fq, Svastra atripes atripes cp fq olg; Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica cp (Smh); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis cp fq cpt, Megachile latimanus cp, Megachile mendica cp, Megachile petulans cp, Megachile texana cp fq

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea csp np, Agapostemon texanus texanus csp np, Augochlorella aurata (Smh), Augochloropsis metallica metallica csp np (Rb, Smh), Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus csp np, Lasioglossum versatus csp np

Flies
Syrphidae: Milesia virginiensis fsp np

Visit petiolar nectaries:

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata, Lasioglossum imitatus fq, Lasioglossum pectoralis, Lasioglossum tegularis, Lasioglossum versatus fq, Lasioglossum zephyrus

Wasps
Sphecidae (Astatinae): Astata unicolor; Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Nysson rufiventris, Synnevrus aurinotus fq, Zanysson plesia; Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Crossocerus lentus, Enoplolindenius robertsoni, Oxybelus emarginatus, Oxybelus mexicanus; Sphecidae (Larrinae): Liris argentata, Lyroda subita, Tachysphex acuta, Tachysphex belfragei fq, Tachysphex mundus, Tachysphex tarsata, Tachytes chrysopyga, Tachytes intermedius, Tachytes mergus, Tachytes pepticus; Sphecidae (Pemphredoninae): Pluto tibialis; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris kennicottii, Cerceris rufinoda; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Chalybion californicus, Chlorion aerarius, Sceliphron caementaria; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus foraminatus; Pompilidae: Ageniella arcuatus, Anoplius nigritus, Cryptocheilus terminatus, Entypus fulvicornis, Poecilopompilus interrupta, Priocnemis pretiosa; Tiphiidae: Tiphia illinoensis, Tiphia intermedia; Mutillidae: Dasymutilla macra, Timulla sayi, Timulla vagans fq; Chrysididae: Chrysis inaequidens, Chrysis intricata, Chrysis montana, Holopyga ventrale; Perilampidae: Perilampus hyalinus; Braconidae: Rhygoplitis terminalis

Ants
Formicidae: Camponotus castanea, Formica fusca, Formica schaufussi fq, Lasius niger fq

Flies
Tabanidae: Tabanus lineola; Syrphidae: Syritta pipiens, Toxomerus marginatus, Toxomerus politus; Conopidae: Thecophora occidensis; Tachinidae: Chaetoplagia atripennis; Sarcophagidae: Helicobia rapax, Senotainia rubriventris; Muscidae: Neomyia cornicina; Platystomatidae: Rivellia quadrifasciata; Chloropidae: Thaumatomyia glabra

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Lygus lineolaris

Visitation Type Unspecified:

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon splendens (MH), Augochloropsis sumptuosa (MH), Lasioglossum bruneri (MH); Halictidae (Nomiinae): Nomia nortoni (MH, Kr); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes mandibularis (LB, Kr); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena accepta (Kr), Andrena imitatrix imitatrix (Kr)

Beetles
Buprestidae: Acmaeodera texana (McR); Cantharidae: 
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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