Flower-Visiting Insects
of Wild Geranium


Geranium maculatum (Wild Geranium)
(Short-tongued bees suck nectar or collect pollen; flies and beetles suck nectar or feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; some observations are from Macior, MacRae, Steury et al., Grundel et al., and Lovell as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus sn, Bombus griseocallis sn, Bombus impatiens sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn (Rb, Mc), Bombus vagans sn, Psithyrus variabilis sn; Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora ursina sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia belfragii sn, Synhalonia rosae sn, Synhalonia speciosa sn fq; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada articulata sn, Nomada denticulata sn, Nomada luteola sn, Nomada superba superba sn; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys sayi sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons sn, Osmia atriventris sn, Osmia bucephala (Gnd), Osmia collinsiae (SDO), Osmia distincta sn, Osmia lignaria lignaria sn, Osmia pumila sn (Rb, SDO); Megachilidae (Stelidini): Stelis lateralis sn np; Megachilidae (Trypetini): Chelostoma philadelphi sn np

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens sn, Augochlora pura (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata sn np, Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn (Rb, Gnd), Halictus rubicundus sn cp, Lasioglossum coriaceus sn, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn np, Lasioglossum versatus sn np; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena distans sn cp fq olg, Andrena geranii fq, Andrena illinoiensis sn np, Andrena polemonii sn np fq

Flies
Syrphidae: Helophilus latifrons fp np; Empididae: Empis distans sn fq np, Empis otiosa sn np, Empis pudica sn fq np

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Everes comyntas sn; Pieridae: Colias philodice sn

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Erynnis martialis sn

Moths
Sphingidae: Hemaris thysbe sn

Beetles
Buprestidae: Acmaeodera ornata (McR), Acmaeodera tubulus (McR, Lv2); Elateridae: Dalopius tarsalis (Lv2)


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