Flower-Visiting Insects
of Virgin's Bower


Clematis virginiana (Virgin's Bower)
(According to Robertson, bees suck nectar or collect pollen, while other insects suck nectar on staminate flowers; beetle activity is unspecified on flowers with unspecified gender; one observation is from from Williams as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Robertson)

On staminate flowers:

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus impatiens sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn, Halictus rubicunda sn, Lasioglossum illinoensis sn fq, Lasioglossum imitatus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum versatus sn cp, Lasioglossum zephyrus sn cp fq; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes clematidis sn, Sphecodes dichroa sn fq; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Synnevrus plagiatus; Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Lestica confluentus, Lindenius columbianus, Oxybelus uniglumis; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Isodontia apicalis, Sceliphron caementaria, Sphex ichneumonea; Scoliidae: Scolia bicincta; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus adiabatus, Euodynerus foraminatus

Flies
Stratiomyidae: Stratiomys normula; Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua, Eristalis transversus, Platycheirus quadratus, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Syritta pipiens fq, Toxomerus marginatus; Conopidae: Thecophora occidensis; Tachinidae: Archytas analis, Archytas aterrima, Belvosia unifasciata, Gnadochaeta globosa, Linaemya comta, Phasia purpurascens, Siphona geniculata, Siphosturmia phyciodis; Sarcophagidae: Amobia aurifrons fq, Helicobia rapax, Sphixapata trilineata fq; Calliphoridae: Calliphora splendida, Calliphora vicina, Cochliomyia macellaria fq, Lucilia sericata; Muscidae: Graphomya americana, Limnophora narona, Musca domestica fq, Neomyia cornicina; Anthomyiidae: Calythea nigricans, Delia platura; Fanniidae: Fannia canicularis, Fannia incisurata, Fannia manicata fq; Milichiidae: Pholeomyia indecora; Sepsidae: Meroplius stercoraria, Sepsis violacea; Piophilidae: Piophila casei, Prochyliza xanthostoma

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Celastrina argiolus

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Lopidea medius

Flower Gender Unspecified:

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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