Flower-Visiting Insects
of Yellow Sweet Clover


Melilotus officinalis (Yellow Sweet Clover) introduced
(Insect activity is mostly unspecified; observations are from Reed, Krombein et al., Swengel & Swengel, Mawdsley, Smith et al., Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera fq (Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus (Re, Gnd), Bombus fervidus (Re), Bombus impatiens (Gnd), Bombus pensylvanicus (Smh); Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus lectoides sn (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes bimaculata (Smh), Melissodes communis communis (Smh); Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada sp. sn (Re), Nomada fervida sn (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica fq (Smh); Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys sayi sn (Smh); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile mendica (Smh); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis producta (Re); Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades carinatum (Kr), Heriades leavitti (Kr), Heriades variolosus (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon splendens (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (Smh), Augochlorella gratiosa (Smh), Augochlorella striata (Re), Augochloropsis metallica (Gnd), Halictus confusus (Re), Halictus ligatus (Re, Smh, Gnd), Halictus parallelus fq (Smh), Halictus rubicundus fq (Smh), Lasioglossum imitatum (Smh), Lasioglossum pectoralis (Re), Lasioglossum pilosus (Re), Lasioglossum tegulare (Smh); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis/modestus (Gnd), Hylaeus mesillae (Re), Hylaeus modestus (Gnd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena forbesii (Kr), Andrena hippotes (Kr), Andrena integra (Kr), Andrena miranda (Kr), Andrena nigrifrons (Kr), Andrena nuda (Kr), Andrena rugosa (Kr), Andrena wilkella (Re), Andrena wilmattae (Kr); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis cp (Kr), Pseudopanurgus rugosus sn (Kr)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Philanthus politus (Re)

Flies
Stratiomyidae: Stratiomys obesa (Re); Syrphidae: Tropidia sp. (Re)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis (Sw)

Moths
Noctuidae: Alypia octomaculata sn (Re)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Cleridae: Enoclerus rosmarus (Mwd), Phyllobaenus pubescens (Mwd)


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