Flower-Visiting Insects
of Yellow Star Grass


Hypoxis hirsuta (Yellow Star Grass)
(Bees collect pollen, other insects feed on pollen; observations are from Robertson, MacRae, and Grundel et al. as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata cp (Gnd), Ceratina dupla dupla cp (Rb), Ceratina mikmaqi cp (Gnd); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia atriventris cp (Rb), Osmia distincta cp (Rb), Osmia illinoensis cp fq (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata cp fq (Rb), Halictus ligatus cp (Rb), Lasioglossum anomalis cp (Rb), Lasioglossum coriaceus cp (Rb), Lasioglossum cressonii cp (Rb), Lasioglossum imitatus cp (Rb), Lasioglossum pectoralis cp (Rb), Lasioglossum tegularis cp (Rb), Lasioglossum versatus cp (Rb)

Flies
Syrphidae: Sphaerophoria contiqua fp (Rb), Toxomerus marginatus fp (Rb)

Beetles
Buprestidae: Acmaeodera neglecta fp (McR), Acmaeodera ornata fp (McR), Acmaeodera tubulus fp (Rb, McR)


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