Flower-Visiting Insects
of Shooting Star


Dodecatheon meadia (Shooting Star)
(Bees collect pollen through buzz-pollination; the flowers attract queen bumblebees; some bees explore the flowers, searching vainly for nectar; observations are from Robertson and Macior)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis cp (Mc), Bombus auricomus cp exp (Rb, Mc), Bombus bimaculatus cp fq (Mc), Bombus fervida cp exp (Mc), Bombus griseocollis cp exp (Rb, Mc), Bombus impatiens cp exp fq (Rb, Mc), Bombus pensylvanica cp exp fq (Rb, Mc), Bombus rufocinctus cp (Mc), Bombus vagans cp exp (Mc); Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora ursina cp (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia speciosa cp (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella striata cp np (Rb), Augochloropsis metallica fulgida cp fq (Mc), Augochloropsis metallica metallica cp np (Rb), Lasioglossum forbesii cp (Mc)


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