Flower-Visiting Insects
of Pasture Rose


Rosa carolina (Pasture Rose)
(Bees collect pollen; beetles & flies feed on pollen; Syrphid flies and beetles are sometimes non-pollinating; the butterfly is searching vainly for nectar; observations are from Robertson, Grundel & Pavlovic, Krombein et al., MacRae, Grundel et al., and Lovell as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus (Gnd), Bombus griseocollis (Rb, Gnd), Bombus impatiens (Rb, Gnd), Bombus pensylvanicus fq (Rb); Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora abrupta fq (Rb), Anthophora terminalis (Rb); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia speciosa fq (Rb); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea (Rb), Agapostemon splendens (Gnd), Agapostemon virescens (Rb), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Augochlorella striata (Rb), Augochloropsis metallica metallica (Rb), Lasioglossum cressonii (Gnd), Lasioglossum foveolatum (Gnd), Lasioglossum versatus (Rb); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis/modestus (Gnd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena cressonii (Rb), Andrena hippotes (Kr), Andrena miranda (Kr)

Flies
Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua np (Rb), Chalcosyrphus nemorum np (Rb), Chalcosyrphus violascens np (Rb), Eupeodes americanus np (Rb), Mallota bautias (Rb), Mallota posticata (Rb), Ocyptamus fuscipennis np (Rb), Rhingia nasica np (Rb), Toxomerus geminatus np (Rb), Volucella vesicularia np fq (Rb); Bombyliidae: Hemipenthes sinuosa (Rb)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis (GP) exp

Beetles
Attelabidae: Merhynchites bicolor (Lv2); Buprestidae: Acmaeodera neglecta (McR), Acmaeodera ornata (McR), Acmaeodera tubulus (McR); Chrysomelidae: Brachypnoea puncticollis (Lv2), Diabrotica undecimpunctata np (Rb); Cryptophagidae: Antherophagus ochraceus (Lv2); Erotylidae: Acropteroxys gracilis (Lv2); Mordellidae: Mordella marginata (Lv2); Scarabaeidae: Trichiotinus piger fq (Rb)


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