Flower-Visiting Insects
of Smooth Phlox


Phlox glaberrima (Smooth Phlox)
(Butterflies, skippers, & moths suck nectar; Syrphid flies feed on pollen & are non-pollinating; beetle activity is unspecified; one observation is from Williams as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Robertson)

Flies
Syrphidae: Eupeodes americanus fp np

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus; Pieridae: Colias philodice; Papilionidae: Battus philenor, Papilio cresphontes, Papilio polyxenes asterias

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Polites peckius

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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