Flower-Visiting Insects
of Winged Loosestrife

Lythrum alatum (Winged Loosestrife)
(Bees collect pollen or seek nectar; Syrphid flies feed on pollen & are non-pollinating, otherwise they suck nectar; beetle activity is unspecified; other insects suck nectar; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Grundel & Pavlovic, Smith et al., Williams, and Levin as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus spp. (Lvn), Bombus griseocallis sn, Bombus impatiens sn cp fq, Bombus pensylvanicus fq (Smh); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn; Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus bifasciatus sn, Triepeolus concavus sn, Triepeolus lunatus concolor sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Florilegus condigna sn, Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn (Rb, Smh), Melissodes coloradensis sn, Melissodes communis communis sn (Rb, Smh), Melissodes comptoides sn cp fq, Melissodes tepaneca sn cp, Svastra atripes atripes sn, Svastra obliqua obliqua sn, Synhalonia speciosa sn; Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (Lvn); Megachilidae: Unidentified spp. (Lvn); Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys modesta sn, Coelioxys octodentata sn fq; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp fq, Megachile campanulae campanulae sn, Megachile inimica sayi sn, Megachile mendica sn, Megachile petulans sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn fq, Agapostemon virescens sn, Augochlorella aurata (Smh), Augochlorella striata sn, Halictus confusus sn, Halictus ligatus sn cp, Lasioglossum imitatum (Smh), Lasioglossum versatus sn cp; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn cp

Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila nigricans fq, Ammophila procera, Prionyx atrata

Syrphidae: Eristalis stipator sn, Helophilus latifrons fp np, Tropidia mamillata fp np; Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa fasciata sn fq, Exoprosopa fascipennis sn, Exoprosopa meigenii sn, Systoechus vulgaris sn; Tachinidae: Archytas analis sn

Nymphalidae: Cercyonis pegala (Lvn), Chlosyne nycteis, Vanessa cardui; Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis (GP), Lycaena hyllus; Pieridae: Colias philodice (Rb, Lvn), Eurema lisa, Pieris rapae (Rb, Lvn), Pontia protodice fq

Hesperiidae: Ancyloxypha numitor, Pholisora catullus, Polites peckius fq, Polites themistocles

Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)