Flower-Visiting Insects and Birds
of Prairie Dock


Silphium terebinthinaceum (Prairie Dock)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar, beetle activity is unspecified, other insects and hummingbirds suck nectar; observations are Robertson, Petersen, Hilty, Smith et al., Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Birds
Trochilidae: Archilochus colubris sn (Rb)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp fq (Rb, Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus (Pt), Bombus fervidus (Gnd), Bombus griseocollis (Gnd), Bombus impatiens sn cp (Rb, Gnd), Bombus pensylvanicus sn fq (Rb, Smh); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis (Pt), Melissodes coloradensis sn (Rb), Melissodes communis communis (Smh), Melissodes trinodis (Gnd), Svastra aegis (Smh), Svastra obliqua obliqua sn cp (Rb); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn (Rb), Megachile mendica (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn (Rb), Halictus ligatus sn cp fq (Rb, Gnd), Halictus rubicundus (Pt), Lasioglossum reticulatum (Smh)


Wasps
Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila procera sn (Rb)

Flies
Bombyliidae: Sparnopolius confusus sn (Rb), Systoechus vulgaris sn (Rb)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus sn (H)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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