Flower-Visiting Insects
of Rue Anemone

Anemonella thalictroides (Rue Anemone)
(Bees collect pollen, feed on pollen, or explore the flowers in vain for nectar; flies and beetles feed on pollen or explore the flowers in vain for nectar; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Motten, MacRae, and Wilhelm & Rericha as indicated below; Robertson assumed incorrectly that the flowers produce nectar, however Motten states that the flowers are nectarless)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera exp; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata cp/exp (Mtt), Ceratina dupla dupla icp; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada sp. exp (Mtt), Nomada ovatus exp; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia sp. cp/exp (Mtt), Osmia conjuncta cp, Osmia pumila cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata fp (WR), Augochlorella striata cp, Halictus confusus cp fq, Halictus rubicunda exp, Lasioglossum spp. cp/exp (Mtt), Lasioglossum coriaceus exp, Lasioglossum imitatus cp, Lasioglossum macoupinensis cp/exp (Mtt), Lasioglossum pectoralis exp, Lasioglossum versatus cp fq; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes inaequalis exp; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena carlini exp, Andrena crataegi exp, Andrena cressonii exp, Andrena erigeniae exp (Mtt), Andrena imitatrix imitatrix exp

Syrphidae: Unidentified spp. fp/exp (Mtt), Brachypalpus oarus exp, Eristalis dimidiatus exp, Sphaerophoria contiqua fp; Bombyliidae: Bombylius major exp fq (Rb, Mtt, WR); Tachinidae: Gonia sp. fp/exp fq (Mtt)

Brachypteridae: Boreades abdominalis fp fq; Buprestidae: Acmaeodera tubulus fp (McR)