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Anthemurgus passiflorae (passionflower bee)

Wikipedia Abstract

Anthemurgus passiflorae (the passionflower bee) is a small (7.5-8.5 mm long), black, bee that occurs from central Texas to North Carolina and north to Illinois. Females of this solitary bee use collected nectar and pollen to feed larvae located in nests constructed in the ground (through mass provisioning). This uncommon bee is unique for two reasons: first, the only known pollen host is a single species—the yellow passionflower (Passiflora lutea) (such specialization is called oligolecty); second, because of its size and foraging habits, the passionflower bee is thought to contribute very little toward the pollination of its host plant. The genus Anthemurgus contains only the passionflower bee and thus is a monotypic taxon.
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Pollinator of 
Asclepias incarnata (rose milkweed)[1]
Bidens aristosa (bearded beggarticks)[1]
Cercis canadensis (Judas Tree)[1]
Cirsium pumilum (pasture thistle)[1]
Clematis virginiana (devil's-darning-needles)[1]
Datura stramonium (moonflower)[1]
Desmodium illinoense (IIlinois tickclover)[1]
Endotropis lanceolata subsp. lanceolata (Lanceleaf buckthorn)[1]
Gentiana andrewsii (closed bottle gentian)[1]
Gymnocladus dioica (Kentucky Coffee Tree)[1]
Helenium autumnale (common sneezeweed)[1]
Nabalus crepidinea (nodding rattlesnakeroot)[1]
Nepeta cataria (field balm)[1]
Nuphar advena (spatterdock)[1]
Passiflora lutea (passionflower)[2]
Penstemon hirsutus (hairy beardtongue)[1]
Physalis virginiana (lanceleaf groundcherry)[1]
Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Weed)[1]
Pycnanthemum virginianum (Virginia mountain-mint)[1]
Verbascum thapsus (great mullein)[1]
Verbena bracteata (bracted vervain)[1]
Verbena hastata (blue verbena)[1]
Verbena simplex[1]
Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)[1]
Verbena urticifolia (white verbena)[1]
Verbesina glabrata[1]
Vernonia fasciculata (prairie ironweed)[1]
Veronica peregrina (Neckweed)[1]
Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's root)[1]
Viburnum prunifolium (blackhaw)[1]
Viola cucullata (Marsh blue violet)[1]
Viola pedata (birdfoot violet)[1]
Viola pedatifida (prairie violet)[1]
Viola pubescens (downy yellow violet)[1]
Viola sagittata (arrow-leaved violet)[1]
Viola striata (striped cream violet)[1]
Vitis vulpina (fox grape)[1]
Zanthoxylum americanum (Common pricky-ash)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]
Zizia aurea (golden zizia)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Robertson, C. Flowers and insects lists of visitors of four hundred and fifty three flowers. 1929. The Science Press Printing Company Lancaster, PA.
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