Flower-Visiting Insects
of Woodland Phlox


Phlox divaricata spp. laphamii (Woodland Phlox)
(Wasps are probably exploratory and non-pollinating, short-tongued bees probably collect pollen and are non-pollinating, other insects suck nectar; observations are from Robertson, Wiggam & Ferguson, and Tartaglia as indicated below.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus sp. (WF), Bombus bimaculatus sn (Rb), Bombus griseocallis sn (Rb), Bombus impatiens sn (Rb), Bombus pensylvanicus sn fq (Rb), Bombus vagans sn (Rb), Psithyrus variabilis sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia speciosa sn fq (Rb); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia cordata sn (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlora sp. cp np (WF); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes sp. cp np (WF)

Wasps
Vespidae: Polistes metrica (WF) exp np

Flies
Bombyliidae: Bombylius sp. sn (WF), Bombylius atriceps sn (Rb), Heterostylum croceum sn (WF)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus sn (Rb); Papilionidae: Battus philenor sn (Rb), Papilio cresphontes sn (Rb), Papilio glaucus sn (Rb, WF), Papilio marcellus sn (Rb), Papilio polyxenes asterias sn (Rb), Papilio troilus sn (Rb); Pieridae: Colias philodice sn (Rb), Pieris rapae sn (WF)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Epargyreus clarus sn (Rb), Erynnis icelus sn (Rb), Poanes zabulon sn fq (Rb), Polites themistocles sn (Rb), Thorybes bathyllus sn (Rb)

Moths
Sphingidae: Hemaris diffinis sn fq (WF), Hemaris gracilis sn (Trt), Hemaris thysbe sn (Rb, Trt), Hyles lineata sn (Rb), Smerinthus jamaicensis sn (WF); Noctuidae: Anagrapha falcifera sn (Rb), Megalographa biloba sn fq (WF)


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