Gretchen,
Have you talked to the folks at the NY State Museum in  Albany?  They have
all the conservation records for the state.

Liz

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 1:46 PM, gretchen halpert <[log in to unmask]
> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I'm looking for insects that visit the swamp azalea (Rhododendron viscosum)
> in New York. I've searched my library and many sites on-line. I'm thinking
> ruby-throated hummingbirds and Sphinx moths (Hyles lineata) are
> possibilities, definitely species that fly vs crawl because of the
> stickiness of the flowers and extended pistil and stamens. Still, I'm
> looking for more possibilities. Does anyone know specific insect specie
> visiting these flowers in this area, or any good references? I live in
> southern central NY (upstate for anyone in the city; downstate for those
> north of me; southern Fingerlakes to be most specifice; however, as long as
> the insects live anywhere in NY, they're acceptable). I do have a list of
> indigenous moths and butterflies but researching each to the depth of all
> food sources has been less than efficient.
>
> Grazie,
> Gretchen
>
>
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