Flower-Visiting Insects
of Slender Mountain Mint


Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Slender Mountain Mint)
(Insect visitors usually suck nectar, exceptions are noted below; some observations are from Moure & Hurd, Steury et al., Smith et al., Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq (Rb, Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn cp fq icp, Bombus bimaculatus (SDO), Bombus fraternus sn (Rb, Smh), Bombus griseocallis sn cp fq (Rb, SDO), Bombus impatiens sn (Rb, Smh), Bombus pensylvanica sn, Bombus perplexus (SDO), Psithyrus citrinus sn, Psithyrus variabilis sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn (Rb, Gnd); Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus bifasciatus sn fq, Epeolus lectoides sn, Triepeolus concavus sn fq, Triepeolus cressonii cressonii sn, Triepeolus lunatus concolor sn, Triepeolus lunatus lunatus sn fq, Triepeolus nevadensis sn, Triepeolus remigatus sn fq, Triepeolus simplex sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Anthedonia compta sn, Florilegus condigna sn, Melissodes agilis sn, Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn fq, Melissodes communis sn, Melissodes comptoides sn, Melissodes coreopsis sn, Svastra obliqua obliqua sn fq, Svastra petulca petulca sn; Anthophoridae (Melectini): Xeromelecta interrupta sn; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada texana sn; Anthophoridae (Pasitidini): Holcopasites illinoiensis sn; Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (Smh); Megachilidae (Anthidinini): Anthidium oblongatum (SDO); Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys alternata alternata sn, Coelioxys germana sn, Coelioxys modesta sn, Coelioxys octodentata sn fq, Coelioxys sayi sn fq; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn fq, Megachile campanulae campanulae sn, Megachile inimica sayi sn fq, Megachile latimanus sn, Megachile mendica sn fq (Rb, SDO), Megachile petulans sn cp fq, Megachile texana sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons sn; Megachilidae (Stelidini): Stelis trypetinum sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn fq, Agapostemon texanus texanus sn, Augochlorella aurata sn fq, Augochlorella striata sn, Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn cp, Augochloropsis sumptuosa (MH), Halictus confusus sn, Halictus ligatus sn fq, Halictus parallelus sn fq, Halictus rubicunda sn fq, Lasioglossum cinctipes sn, Lasioglossum forbesii sn fq, Lasioglossum imitatus sn, Lasioglossum pectoralis sn cp, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn, Lasioglossum pruinosus sn, Lasioglossum tegularis sn cp, Lasioglossum versatus sn cp fq; Halictidae (Nomiinae): Nomia nortoni nortoni sn fq; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes antennariae sn, Sphecodes cressonii sn, Sphecodes dichroa sn fq, Sphecodes heraclei heraclei sn, Sphecodes minor sn, Sphecodes pycnanthemi sn olg, Sphecodes ranunculi sn, Sphecodes stygius sn fq; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes eulophi sn fq, Colletes latitarsis sn, Colletes mandibularis sn, Colletes nudus sn, Colletes willistoni sn fq; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis sn fq, Hylaeus mesillae sn fq, Hylaeus modestus modestus sn; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena quintilis sn fq, Andrena virginiana sn; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Astatinae): Astata unicolor; Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bembix americana, Bembix nubilipennis fq, Bicyrtes quadrifasciata fq, Bicyrtes ventralis, Glenostictia pictifrons fq, Pseudoplisus phaleratus, Stictia carolina, Stizoides renicinctus, Stizus brevipennis; Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Ectemnius decemmaculatus fq, Ectemnius rufifemur, Lestica confluentus fq, Oxybelus emarginatus, Oxybelus laetus, Oxybelus mexicanus, Oxybelus packardii; Sphecidae (Larrinae): Liris argentata, Tachysphex acuta, Tachysphex belfragei, Tachysphex mundus, Tachytes aurulenta, Tachytes distinctus fq, Tachytes harpax, Tachytes pepticus; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris bicornuta, Cerceris clypeata, Cerceris compacta, Cerceris compar, Cerceris finitima, Cerceris fumipennis, Cerceris rufinoda, Cerceris rufopicta, Eucerceris zonata, Philanthus gibbosus fq, Philanthus ventilabris fq; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila nigricans fq, Ammophila pictipennis, Ammophila procera, Eremnophila aureonotata icp, Isodontia apicalis, Palmodes dimidiatus, Prionyx atrata fq, Prionyx thomae, Sceliphron caementaria, Sphex ichneumonea fq, Sphex nudus, Sphex pensylvanica; Vespidae: Polistes annularis, Polistes carolina, Polistes dorsalis, Polistes fuscata; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus antilope, Ancistrocerus campestris, Ancistrocerus unifasciatus, Eumenes fraterna icp, Euodynerus annulatus, Euodynerus boscii, Euodynerus foraminatus fq, Leionotus scrophulariae, Leionotus ziziae, Leptochilus republicanus, Monobia quadridens, Parancistrocerus fulvipes, Parancistrocerus vagus, Pterocheilus quinquefasciatus, Stenodynerus ammonia, Stenodynerus anormis fq, Stenodynerus fundatiformis, Stenodynerus histrionalis, Zethus spinipes; Sapygidae: Sapyga interrupta; Tiphiidae: Myzinum caroliniana, Myzinum quinquecincta fq; Scoliidae: Campsomeris plumipes, Scolia bicincta fq, Scolia nobilitata; Pompilidae: Anoplius americanus, Anoplius lepidus, Anoplius marginatus, Ceropales robinsonii, Entypus fulvicornis fq, Poecilopompilus algidus, Poecilopompilus interrupta, Tachypompilus ferruginea; Chrysididae: Hedychrum violaceum

Flies
Stratiomyidae: Odontomyia cincta sn, Stratiomys meigenii sn; Mydidae: Mydas clavatus sn fq, Mydas tibialis sn; Syrphidae: Eristalinus aeneus sn, Eristalis dimidiatus sn, Eristalis stipator sn fq, Eristalis tenax sn fq, Eristalis transversus sn, Helophilus latifrons sn, Mallota albipilis sn, Mallota bautias sn, Milesia virginiensis sn, Orthonevra nitida sn fq, Palpada vinetorum sn fq, Sphaerophoria contiqua sn, Spilomyia longicornis sn, Syritta pipiens sn fq, Toxomerus marginatus sn fq, Tropidia mamillata sn; Empidae: Empis clausa sn fq; Bombyliidae: Anthrax albofasciatus fp np, Chrysanthrax cypris sn fq, Exoprosopa fasciata sn, Exoprosopa fascipennis sn fq, Exoprosopa meigenii sn fq, Rhynchanthrax parvicornis sn, Villa alternata sn; Conopidae: Physocephala texana sn, Physocephala tibialis sn fq, Physoconops brachyrhynchus sn fq icp, Thecophora occidensis sn, Zodion fulvifrons sn, Zodion obliquefasciatum sn icp; Tachinidae: Archytas analis sn, Archytas aterrima sn, Cylindromyia euchenor sn, Cylindromyia fumipennis sn, Epigrimyia polita sn, Euclytia flava sn, Gymnoclytia immaculata sn fq, Gymnoclytia occidua sn, Linnaemya comta sn, Paradidyma singularis sn, Phasia aeneoventris sn fq, Phasia fumosa sn, Phasia purpurascens sn, Spallanzania hesperidarum sn, Xanthomelanodes arcuatus sn; Calliphoridae: Cochliomyia macellaria sn, Protophormia terraenovae sn; Muscidae: Limnophora narona sn, Neomyia cornicina sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis, Euptoieta claudia, Junonia coenia, Libytheana carinenta, Limenitis archippus, Megisto cymela, Phyciodes tharos, Speyeria cybele, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa cardui, Vanessa virginiensis fq; Lycaenidae: Everes comyntas, Lycaena hyllus, Satyrium titus, Strymon melinus; Pieridae: Colias cesonia, Colias philodice, Eurema lisa, Pieris rapae, Pontia protodice; Papilionidae: Battus philenor

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Epargyreus clarus, Erynnis juvenalis, Erynnis martialis, Pholisora catullus, Polites peckius, Polites themistocles, Thorybes bathyllus

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Cerambycidae: Typocerus sinuatus fq; Curculionidae: Odontocorynus scutellum-album fq; Mordellidae: Hoshihananomia octopunctata, Mordella marginata; Rhipiphoridae: Macrosiagon dimidiata lgf, Macrosiagon flavipennis lgf, Macrosiagon limbata fq lgf; Scarabaeidae (Cetonniae): Trichiotinus affinis, Trichiotinus piger

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Adelphocoris rapidus; Lygaeidae: Lygaeus turcicus, Neortholomus scolopax, Oncopeltus fasciatus fq; Pentatomidae: Euschistus ictericus


Return