Information about floral-faunal relationships is unavailable for Sacred Lotus in North America. However some floral-faunal relationships of the native Nelumbo lutea (American Lotus) are known, which may generalize to the Sacred Lotus. For the American Lotus, typical flower visitors are various bees, including the small oligolectic bees Hylaeus nelumbonis, Lasioglossum nelumbonis, and Lasioglossum nymphaearum. These floral visitors collect pollen from the flowers. Caterpillars of two moths, Bellura obliqua (Cattail Borer Moth) and Ostrinia penitalis (Lotus Borer Moth), bore through the pedicels of the leaves and peduncles of the flowers. Among waterfowl, the Canada Goose, Mallard, and Northern Shoveler eat the seeds of American Lotus.