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Flower-Visiting Insects of Rocky Mountain Bee Plant in Illinois

Cleome serrulata (Rocky Mountain Bee Plant)
(Bees suck nectar and possibly collect pollen; observations are from Mitchell, Moure & Hurd, LaBerge, and Krombein et al.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis (Mch), Melissodes communis (Mch), Melissodes comptoides (LB), Melissodes coreopsis (Mch), Melissodes menuachus (Mch), Melissodes rustica (Mch), Svastra atripes atripes (LB), Svastra obliqua obliqua (LB); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile inimica sayi (Mch), Megachile latimanus (Mch); Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades carinatum (Kr)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochloropsis sumptuosa (MH), Halictus rubicunda (MH), Lasioglossum illinoensis (MH), Lasioglossum pruinosus (MH), Lasioglossum tegularis (MH), Lasioglossum versatus (MH); Halictidae (Nomiinae): Nomia triangulifera (MH, Kr); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena helianthi (Kr)
Scientific observers:
(LB) = Walter LaBerge
(Mch) = Theodore B. Mitchell
(MH) = Jesus Moure & Paul Hurd, Jr.


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