Flower-Visiting Insects
of Spotted Bee Balm


Monarda punctata (Spotted Bee Balm)
(Long-tongued bees suck nectar or collect pollen, while short-tongued bees mostly collect pollen and are non-pollinating; butterflies suck nectar, while beetle activity is unspecified; information is limited to bees, butterflies, and beetles. Observations are from LaBerge, Krombein et al., Grundel & Pavlovic, Herms, Swengel & Swengel, Mawdsley, Grundel et al., Tuell et al., and Williams as indicated below.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera fq (Gnd, Tll); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus (Gnd), Bombus griseocollis (Gnd), Bombus impatiens (Gnd, Tll), Psithyrus citrinus sn (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina strenua (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata (LB, Tll), Melissodes comptoides (LB), Melissodes tepaneca (LB); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica fq (Tll); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile dakotensis (Gnd), Megachile mendica (Gnd); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Heriades carinatus (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlora pura (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Augochloropsis metallica (Gnd), Augochloropsis sumptuosa (Gnd), Lasioglossum ellisiae (Gnd), Lasioglossum foveolatum (Gnd), Lasioglossum pectorale (Gnd), Lasioglossum pilosum (Gnd), Lasioglossum vierecki (Gnd); Halictidae (Nomiinae): Nomia nortoni (Kr); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes robertsonii (LB, Kr), Colletes willistoni (LB, Kr); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus mesillae (Gnd), Hylaeus modestus (Gnd); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Perdita bequaerti (Gnd), Perdita gerhardi Viereck fq (Gnd)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis sn fq (GP, Hm, Sw)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Cleridae: Phyllobaenus pubescens (Mwd)


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