Flower-Visiting Insects
of Silky Prairie Clover

Dalea villosa (Silky Prairie Clover)
(This plant species doesn't occur in Illinois, although it can be found in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Missouri; wasps, butterflies, and skippers suck nectar, the ambush bug is a predator, otherwise insect activity is largely unspecified; observations are from Reed and Robson as indicated below.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae: An unidentified species (Rbs); Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Rbs); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis (Re), Bombus fervidus (Re), Bombus griseocallis (Re), Bombus impatiens (Re), Bombus rufocinctus (Rbs), Bombus ternarius (Rbs); Megachilidae: An unidentified species fq (Rbs); Megachilidae (Megachilinae): Megachile frigida fq (Rbs)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon splendens fq (Rbs), Halictus sp. fq (Rbs); Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes sp. sn (Re); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes aberrans (Re), Colletes susannae cp fq (Rbs); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Perdita perpallida cp fq olg (Rbs)

Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bembix pruinosa sn fq (Rbs), Microbembix monodonta sn fq (Rbs), Stictiella emarginata sn fq (Rbs); Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Philanthus sp. sn fq (Rbs); Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila procera sn fq (Rbs), Sphex pensylvanicus sn (Re, Rbs); Scoliidae: Trielis octomaculata sn fq (Rbs); Vespidae (Eumeninae): Eumenes cruciferae sn (Rbs)

Bombyliidae: Bombylius pygmaeus (Rbs), Exoprosopa fascipennis (Rbs), Poecilanthrax tegminipennis (Rbs), Systoechus vulgaris fq (Rbs); Conopidae: Physocephala texana fq (Rb); Muscidae: Stomoxys calcitrans (Rbs); Syrphidae: Allographa obliqua (Rbs), Paragus cooverti fq (Rbs)

Lycaenidae: Satyrium titus sn fq (Rbs); Pieridae: Colias philodice sn (Rbs)

Hesperiidae: Hesperia sp. sn fq (Rbs)

True Bugs
Phymatidae: Phymata sp. prd (Rbs)