Flower-Visiting Insects
of Pale-Spiked Lobelia


Lobelia spicata (Pale-Spiked Lobelia)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar as indicated below; other insects suck nectar; also includes information for Lobelia spicata var. leptostachys. Most observations are from Robertson, otherwise observations are from Swengel & Swengel and Grundel et al. as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus griseocallis sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn, Synhalonia speciosa sn, Svastra obliqua obliqua sn; Megachilidae (Anthidinini): Anthidium psoraleae sn; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys octodentata sn, Coelioxys rufitarsis rufitarsis sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp, Megachile campanulae campanulae sn, Megachile petulans sn fq, Megachile rugifrons sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis cylindricus sn, Hoplitis pilosifrons sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens sn, Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Augochlorella striata sn, Halictus confusus sn, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus cp np

Flies
Bombyliidae: Systoechus vulgaris sn


Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Everes comyntas sn, Lycaeides melissa samuelis sn fq (Sw), Lycaena hyllus sn; Pieridae: Pieris rapae sn, Pontia protodice sn

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Ancyloxypha numitor sn, Erynnis juvenalis sn, Pholisora catullus sn, Polites peckius sn, Polites themistocles sn


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