Flower-Visiting Insects
of Downy Wood Mint


Blephilia ciliata (Downy Wood Mint)
(Also called Ohio Horsemint & Pagoda Plant; most bees collect pollen or suck nectar; other insects suck nectar, with exceptions noted below; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise observations are from LaBerge, Conger, and Smith et al. as noted below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn cp, Bombus fervida (Cng), Bombus griseocallis sn (Rb, Smh), Bombus impatiens sn, Bombus pensylvanicus sn cp fq (Rb, Smh), Bombus vagans sn, Psithyrus variabilis sn; Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora abrupta sn, Anthophora terminalis sn cp; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp fq; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes communis communis (Smh), Melissodes comptoides (LB), Synhalonia rosae sn, Synhalonia speciosa sn cp; Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (Cng, Smh); Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys sayi sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp, Megachile latimanus sn (Rb, Cng), Megachile mendica sn cp fq (Rb, Smh), Megachile montivaga sn fq, Megachile petulans sn cp (Rb, Smh), Megachile policaris (Smh), Megachile pugnatus sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis cylindricus sn, Hoplitis pilosifrons sn cp (Rb, Smh), Osmia conjuncta sn, Osmia distincta sn; Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades carinatus (Smh), Heriades leavitti sn cp fq, Heriades variolosa variolosa sn cp fq

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea (Cng), Agapostemon splendens (Cng), Agapostemon virescens sn cp fq, Augochlorella aurata sn cp fq, Augochloropsis metallica metallica cp, Halictus confusus sn cp, Halictus ligatus sn (Rb, Smh), Halictus parallelus sn cp, Lasioglossum coriaceus cp, Lasioglossum imitatus sn cp, Lasioglossum pectoralis sn, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp, Lasioglossum versatus sn fq, Lasioglossum zephyrus sn cp; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis cp np, Hylaeus mesillae cp np; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena crataegi sn, Andrena geranii sn cp; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Microbembex monodonta sn (Cng); Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila nigricans sn, Ammophila pictipennis sn, Ammophila procera sn fq, Prionyx atrata sn; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus foraminatus sn (Cng)

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis dimidiatus sn, Eristalis flavipes sn, Eristalis transversus sn fq, Helophilus latifrons sn, Syritta pipiens (Cng), Volucella bombylans fp; Empidae: Empis clausa sn; Bombyliidae: Anthrax oedipus fp np, Bombylius atriceps sn fq, Rhynchanthrax parvicornis sn, Toxophora amphitea sn; Conopidae: Physocephala tibialis sn; Tachinidae: Archytas aterrima sn, Epigrimyia polita sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis sn, Speyeria cybele sn; Pieridae: Colias philodice sn, Pieris rapae sn (Rb, Cng), Pontia protodice sn; Papilionidae: Papilio glaucus sn, Papilio marcellus sn

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Achalarus lyciades sn, Epargyreus clarus sn, Polites origenes sn, Polites themistocles sn, Pompeius verna sn, Staphylus hayhurstii sn, Thorybes pylades sn

Beetles
Scarabaeidae (Cetonniae): Trichiotinus piger sn fp np


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