Flower-Visiting Insects
of White Lady's Slipper


Cypripedium candidum (White Lady's Slipper)
(the showy, but deceptive, flower of this orchid provides neither nectar nor pollen to insect visitors; the most effective pollinators are small bees with pollinia attached to their bodies; one observation is from Stoutamire, otherwise observations are from Catling & Knerer)

Bees (long-tongued)
Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada sp. exp np (CK)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella striata exp (CK), Halictus confusus exp (CK), Lasioglossum atlanticus exp (CK), Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus exp (CK), Lasioglossum rohweri exp (CK); Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes sp. exp np (CK); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena barbilabris exp (Stm), Andrena ziziae exp (CK)

Wasps
Chalcididae: Unidentified sp. exp (CK)

Beetles
Elateridae: Unidentified sp. exp np (CK)


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