Flower-Visiting Insects
of White Water Lily


Nymphaea tuberosa (White Water Lily)
(Short-tongued bees collect pollen; flies feed on pollen; some insects become dead on the flower and are non-pollinating; although Robertson doesn't list them as such, Hylaeus nelumbonis, Lasioglossum nelumbonis, & Lasioglossum nymphaearum are probably oligolectic on species of the Water Lily family)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea cp fq [1 dead np], Agapostemon virescens cp fq, Halictus parallelus cp [1 dead np], Halictus rubicunda dead np, Lasioglossum coriaceus dead np, Lasioglossum nelumbonis cp fq olg, Lasioglossum nymphaearum cp olg; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus nelumbonis cp olg

Flies
Syrphidae: Helophilus latifrons fp, Parhelophilus divisus fp fq; Bombyliidae: Sparnopolius confusus dead np

Beetles
Rhipiphoridae: Macrosiagon limbata dead np


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