Flower-Visiting Insects
of Common Arrowhead


Sagittaria latifolia (Common Arrowhead)
(On pistillate flowers, all insects suck nectar; on staminate flowers, bees suck nectar or collect pollen, while other insects suck nectar primarily; observations are from Robertson)

On staminate flowers:

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanica sn cp fq; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens sn, Augochlorella striata sn cp, Halictus ligatus sn, Lasioglossum imitatus sn, Lasioglossum nelumbonis sn, Lasioglossum pectoralis sn cp, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp, Lasioglossum versatus sn fq

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Pseudoplisus phaleratus sn; Sphecidae (Larrinae): Tachytes aurulenta sn; Sapygidae: Sapyga interrupta sn; Tiphiidae: Myzinum quinquecincta sn; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus annulatus sn, Leionotus ziziae (Rb, MS), Stenodynerus anormis sn

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis arbustorum sn, Orthonevra nitida fp, Rhingia nasica sn, Syritta pipiens sn, Toxomerus marginatus sn; Empidae: Empis clausa sn; Bombyliidae: Sparnopolius confusus sn; Tachinidae: Archytas analis sn, Clausicella geniculata sn, Deopalpus hirsutus sn; Calliphoridae: Lucilia sericata sn; Muscidae: Limnophora narona sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis sn, Phyciodes tharos sn; Lycaenidae: Lycaena hyllus sn

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Ancyloxypha numitor sn, Polites themistocles sn

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis sn

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn; Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica undecimpunctata sn; Coccinellidae: Coleomegilla maculata fp icp

On pistillate flowers:

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanica sn fq

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens sn, Augochlorella striata sn, Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn, Lasioglossum pectoralis sn, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Prionyx atrata sn; Philanthidae: Cerceris compacta sn; Sapygidae: Sapyga interrupta sn; Tiphiidae: Myzinum quinquecincta sn; Vespidae: Polistes fuscata sn; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus annulatus sn

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis arbustorum sn, Syritta pipiens sn; Tachinidae: Archytas analis sn, Copecrypta ruficauda sn, Spallanzania hesperidarum sn; Calliphoridae: Lucilia illustris sn; Sarcophagidae: Helicobia rapax sn, Sarcophaga sinuata sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos sn; Pieridae: Colias philodice sn

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Ancyloxypha numitor sn

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis sn

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn


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