Flower-Visiting Insects
of Hairy Wild Petunia

Ruellia humilis (Hairy Wild Petunia)
(Long-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar; short-tongued bees collect stray pollen & are non-pollinating; wasps rob nectar by perforating the flowers [sn@prf] & are non-pollinating; flies feed on pollen & are non-pollinating; beetle activity is unspecified; observations are from Estes & Thorp, MacRae, Robertson, and Williams)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus impatiens sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn; Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora walshii sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia speciosa sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis cp cpt, Megachile latimanus sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens cp np, Lasioglossum lustrans sn np (ET)

Vespidae: Polistes dorsalis prf sn@prf np

Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua fp np; Bombyliidae: Hemipenthes sinuosa fp np

Buprestidae: Acmaeodera texana (McR), Acmaeodera tubulus (McR); Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)