Flower-Visiting Insects
of Slender Bush Clover


Lespedeza virginica (Slender Bush Clover)
(Long-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar, other insects suck nectar; butterflies & skippers are non-pollinating; observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanica sn cp fq; Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora walshii sn; Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Triepeolus concavus sn, Triepeolus simplex sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes comptoides sn, Melissodes dentiventris sn, Melissodes nivea sn cp; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys germana sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp fq, Megachile latimanus sn, Megachile petulans sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata sn, Augochlorella striata sn, Halictus ligatus sn; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes americana sn; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn

Flies
Anthomyiidae: Heterostylodes laevis sn

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Everes comyntas sn np fq, Strymon melinus sn np; Pieridae: Colias philodice sn np

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Polites themistocles sn np


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