Flower-Visiting Insects
of Purple Loosestrife


Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife)
(insect activity is partially unspecified; observations are from Grundel et al., Williams, and Levin as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus spp. (Lvn), Bombus impatiens (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (Lvn); Megachilidae: Unidentified spp. (Lvn); Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys modesta sn (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericeus (Gnd), Augochlora pura (Gnd), Halictus confusus (Gnd)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Cercyonis pegala sn (Lvn); Pieridae: Colias philodice sn (Lvn), Pieris rapae sn (Lvn)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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