Flower-Visiting Insects and Birds
of Purple Milkweed


Asclepias purpurascens (Purple Milkweed)
(Insects & hummingbirds suck nectar; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Betz)

With pollinia:

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera; Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora abrupta fq; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia rosae; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile mendica, Megachile addenda

Flies
Conopidae: Physocephala tibialis; Tachinidae: Spallanzania hesperidarum

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Euphydryas phaeton, Speyeria cybele fq, Speyeria idalia, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa virginiensis

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Thorybes pylades

Plant Bugs
Lygaeidae: Oncopeltus fasciatus

Without pollinia:

Birds
Trochilidae: Archilochus colubris

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus griseocallis, Bombus pensylvanica, Bombus vagans; Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora ursina

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata, Augochlorella striata, Augochloropsis metallica metallica, Lasioglossum pectoralis, Lasioglossum versatus

Wasps
Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Prionyx atrata

Flies
Tachinidae: Copecrypta ruficauda

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Everes comyntas, Lycaena hyllus, Satyrium acadicum, Satyrium calanus; Pieridae: Colias philodice; Papilionidae: Battus philenor, Papilio cresphontes, Papilio glaucus, Papilio troilus

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Poanes hobomok, Polites origenes, Polites peckius, Polites themistocles, Pompeius verna

Beetles
Cerambycidae: Tetraopes tetrophthalmus

Plant Bugs
Lygaeidae: Oncopeltus fasciatus

Pollinia Presence Unspecified:

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Btz); Apidae (Bombinae): Bombus pensylvanica (Btz)


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