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 and MacRae 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 exp/icp; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada sp. exp (Mtt), Nomada ovatus exp; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia sp. cp/exp (Mtt), Osmia conjuncta exp/cp, Osmia pumila cp

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

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

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


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