Bees, Wasps, and Ants (Hymenoptera)
Bees are the most common and faithful pollinators in the prairies but wasps and even ants are pollinators too!
Beetle pollination is less frequent than bee and fly pollination but still important for some species.
Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
Although less common than bees and flies, butterflies and moths pollinate many tube-shaped flowers and are the beauties of the insect world.
Flies are the second most common pollinators after bees; many species even look like bees.
Swifts and Hummingbirds (Apodiformes)
Learn more about the two species of birds found in the prairies that pollinate native plants.