Flower-Visiting Insects
of Trailing Wild Bean


Strophostyles helvola (Trailing Wild Bean)
(Long-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar from flowers; other insects suck nectar from flowers or extra-floral nectaries; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Fothergill & Vaughn as indicated below)

Visit flowers:

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanica sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp fq, Megachile campanulae campanulae sn, Megachile integra sn cp fq olg, Megachile latimanus sn, Megachile mendica sn, Megachile petulans sn cp fq, Megachile texana sn cp fq

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Ancyloxypha numitor sn (FV)

Visit extra-floral nectaries:

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella striata; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes dichroa

Wasps
Sphecidae (Astatinae): Astata unicolor; Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Synnevrus aurinotus; Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Oxybelus uniglumis; Sphecidae (Larrinae): Tachysphex mundus, Trypoxylon frigidum; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris clypeata, Cerceris finitima, Cerceris kennecottii fq, Philanthus gibbosus; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Chalybion californicus, Sceliphron caementaria; Vespidae: Polistes fuscata, Vespula germanica; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Parancistrocerus vagus; Pompilidae: Ageniella longulus, Anoplius atrox; Mutillidae: Dasymutilla macra, Ephuta scrupea; Chrysididae: Chrysis venusta, Hedychrum parvum; Braconidae: Vipio vulgaris; Ichneumonidae: Sinophorus fura

Ants
Formicidae: Formica fusca fq, Formica schaufussi, Lasius nigra

Sawflies
Tenthredinidae: Pristiphora sycophanta

Flies
Syrphidae: Toxomerus marginatus; Tachinidae: Chetogena claripennis, Paradidyma singularis; Sarcophagidae: Blaesoxipha hunteri, Blaesoxipha uncata, Helicobia rapax, Ravinia derelicta, Ravinia stimulans, Tripanurga importuna; Muscidae: Bithoracochaeta leucoprocta; Sepsidae: Sepsis violacea; Milichiidae: Pholeomyia indecora; Drosophilidae: Leucophenga varia; Otitidae: Delphinia picta; Platystomatidae: Rivellia quadrifasciata

Beetles
Coccinellidae: Coccinella novemnotata

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Lygus lineolaris


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