Flower-Visiting Insects
of Eastern Prickly Pear


Opuntia humifusa (Eastern Prickly Pear)
(Long-tongued bees suck nectar or collect pollen, while short-tongued bees usually collect pollen; beetle activity is unspecified; information is limited to bees and beetles; observations are from Mitchell, Moure & Hurd, LaBerge, MacRae, and Grundel et al. as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera fq (Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus griseocollis (Gnd), Bombus pensylvanicus (Mch); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (Mch); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes communis communis (Mch), Melissodes coreopsis sn (Mch), Melissodes tepaneca (Mch), Melissodes wheeleri (Mch); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Lithurge littoralis (Mch), Megachile addenda (Mch), Megachile mendica (Mch), Megachile montivaga (Mch), Megachile texana (Mch)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon splendens (Mch, Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Augochlorella striata (Mch), Halictus ligatus (Mch), Halictus rubicundus (MH), Lasioglossum coreopsis (Mch), Lasioglossum nymphalis (Mch), Lasioglossum pilosum pilosum (Mch, Gnd); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes brevicornis (LB)

Beetles
Buprestidae: Acmaeodera tubulus (McR)


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