Flower-Visiting Insects
of Wild Pink

Silene caroliniana (Wild Pink)
(Butterflies, moths, and bee-flies suck nectar; long-tongued bees suck nectar or collect pollen; short-tongued bees collect pollen; Syrphid flies feed on pollen; all observations are from Reynolds et al.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Ry); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus spp. fq (Ry), Bombus affinis fq (Ry); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica fq (Ry)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Unidentified species np (Ry)

Syrphidae: Unidentified species np (Ry); Bombyliidae: Unidentified species fq (Ry)

Papilionidae: Eurytides marcellus (Ry); Pieridae: Pieris rapae (Ry); Lycaenidae: Callophrys gryneus (Ry)

Sphingidae: Hemaris sp. fq (Ry)