Flower-Visiting Insects
of Slender Ladies' Tresses

Spiranthes lacera (Slender Ladies' Tresses)
(bees suck nectar, while butterflies & skippers suck nectar and are non-pollinating; observations are from Catling; this orchid is very similar to Spiranthes gracilis and shares the same common name)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus perplexus sn, Bombus terricola sn, Bombus vagans sn; Megachilidae (Stelidini): Stelis sp. sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile campanulae campanulae sn, Megachile inermis sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis truncata sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Lasioglossum imitatus sn

Syrphidae: Unidentified spp. np

Pieridae: Pieris rapae sn np

Hesperiidae: Erynnis lucilius sn np, Wallengrenia egeremet sn np