Pollinator Profiles

There are thousands of species of pollinating insects in Canada, but we group them into simple categories for amateur observers. When you see an insect visiting a flower, try to notice which type it is, based on the groups below.

Bees
(Hymenoptera order)
Bees
Wasps
(Hymenoptera order)
Wasps
Flies
(Diptera order)
Flies
Butterflies and Moths
(Lepidoptera order)
Butterflies and Moths
Beetles
(Coleoptera order)
Beetles