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Flower-Visiting Insects of Virginia Spiderwort in Illinois

Tradescantia virginiensis (Virginia Spiderwort)
(Bees collect pollen; Syrphid flies & beetles feed on pollen and are usually non-pollinating; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Moure & Hurd and Mawdsley as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera cp; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus cp, Bombus griseocallis cp, Bombus impatiens cp, Bombus pensylvanica cp, Bombus vagans cp; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla cp; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia speciosa cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens cp, Augochlorella aurata cp (MH), Halictus confusus cp (MH), Lasioglossum macoupinensis cp (MH), Lasioglossum pruinosus cp, Lasioglossum tegularis cp (MH)

Flies
Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua fp np, Eristalis dimidiatus fp np, Eristalis tenax fp np, Eupeodes americanus fp np, Sphaerophoria contiqua fp np, Syrphus ribesii fp np, Toxomerus marginatus fp np, Tropidia mamillata fp np

Beetles
Cleridae: Enoclerus rosmarus (Mwd); Curculionidae: Centrinites strigicollis fp np

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