Flower-Visiting Insects
of Prairie Phlox


Phlox pilosa (Prairie Phlox)
(Halictid bees collect pollen, Syrphid flies and beetles feed on pollen, other insect visitors suck nectar; observations are from Robertson, Reed, Grundel & Pavlovic, Macior, MacRae, Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn fq (Rb, Mc), Bombus fervida sn (Mc), Bombus griseocollis sn (Rb), Bombus impatiens sn (Rb, Gnd), Bombus pensylvanicus sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora ursina sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia speciosa sn fq (Rb); Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada superba superba sn (Rb); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia bucephala (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericeus (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Lasioglossum pictum fp (Re), Lasioglossum pilosum fp (Re)

Flies
Syrphidae: Syrphus sp. fp (Re); Bombyliidae: Bombylius atriceps sn (Rb), Systoechus sp. sn (Re)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos (Rb), Vanessa virginiensis (Rb); Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis (GP), Lycaena hyllus (Rb); Pieridae: Colias philodice fq (Rb); Papilionidae: Papilio glaucus (Rb), Papilio polyxenes asterius (Rb), Papilio troilus (Rb)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Anatrytone logan (Re), Epargyreus clarus (Rb), Euphyes conspicuus (Re), Polites peckius (Rb), Thorybes bathyllus fq (Rb), Thorybes pylades (Rb, Re)

Moths
Noctuidae: Anagrapha falcifera (Rb)

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


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