Flower-Visiting Insects
of Downy Wood Mint

Blephilia ciliata (Downy Wood Mint)
(Also called Ohio Horsemint & Pagoda Plant. Bees suck nectar and/or collect pollen; other insects suck nectar primarily, although a small number of them feed on pollen as indicated below. Observations are from Robertson, LaBerge, Conger, Smith et al., and Wilhelm & Rericha as indicated below.)

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

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericeus (Cng), Agapostemon splendens (Cng), Agapostemon virescens sn cp fq (Rb), Augochlorella aurata sn cp fq (Rb), Augochloropsis metallica metallica cp (Rb), Halictus confusus sn cp (Rb), Halictus ligatus sn (Rb, Smh), Halictus parallelus sn cp (Rb), Lasioglossum coriaceum cp (Rb), Lasioglossum imitatum sn cp (Rb), Lasioglossum pectorale sn (Rb), Lasioglossum pilosum pilosum sn cp (Rb), Lasioglossum versatum sn fq (Rb), Lasioglossum zephyrum sn cp (Rb); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis cp np (Rb), Hylaeus mesillae cp np (Rb); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena crataegi sn (Rb), Andrena geranii sn cp (Rb); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn (Rb)

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

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

Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis sn (Rb), Danaus plexippus sn (WR), Limenitis archippus sn (WR), Phyciodes tharos sn (WR), Speyeria cybele sn (Rb, WR), Vanessa atalanta sn (WR), Vanessa cardui sn (WR); Pieridae: Colias eurytheme sn (WR), Colias philodice sn (Rb), Pieris rapae sn (Rb, Cng, WR), Pontia protodice sn (Rb); Lycaenidae: Everes comyntas sn (WR); Papilionidae: Papilio glaucus sn (Rb), Papilio marcellus sn (Rb), Papilio polyxenes asterias sn (WR)

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

Scarabaeidae (Cetonniae): Trichiotinus piger sn fp np (Rb)