Flower-Visiting Insects
of Annual Fleabane


Erigeron annuus (Annual Fleabane)
(Short-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar; long-tongued bees suck nectar, with exceptions noted below; flies and beetles feed on pollen or suck nectar; other insects suck nectar; most observations are from Graenicher, otherwise observations are from Robertson, Lisberg & Young, Steury et al., Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus impatiens (Gnd), Bombus vagans (Gnd), Psithyrus citrinus sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (SDO, Gnd), Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp (Gr, Gnd), Ceratina strenua (SDO, Gnd); Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada articulata sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons sn cp, Osmia distincta sn; Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades leavitti sn (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn cp, Augochlorella aurata (SDO), Augochlorella striata sn cp, 
Halictus spp. (Lasioglossum spp.) sn, Halictus ligatus (Gnd), Halictus rubicundus sn, Lasioglossum albipennis sn cp, Lasioglossum anomalum (Gnd), Lasioglossum cattellae (Gnd), Lasioglossum connexus sn, Lasioglossum coriaceus sn, Lasioglossum cressonii sn cp, Lasioglossum imitatus sn, Lasioglossum mitchelli (Gnd), Lasioglossum tegularis sn cp, Lasioglossum versatus sn cp, Lasioglossum zephyrus sn; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes davisii sn; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis sn, Hylaeus mesillae sn cp (Gr, Gnd), Hylaeus modestus modestus sn cp, Hylaeus saniculae (Gnd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena robertsonii sn; Melittidae: Macropis nuda sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Ectemnius dives, Lestica producticollis, Oxybelus uniglumis; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus foraminatus, Parancistrocerus pensylvanicus

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis transversus, Eupeodes americanus, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Syritta pipiens, Toxomerus geminatus, Toxomerus marginatus; Conopidae: Thecophora abbreviata; Stratiomyidae: Nemotelus nigrinus, Odontomyia virgo; Chloropidae: Meromyza americana; Anthomyiidae: Delia platura; Calliphoridae: Lucilia illustris, Lucilia sericata; Sarcophagidae: Helicobia rapax, Sarcophaga sp., Sphixapata trilineata; Tachinidae: Copecrypta ruficauda, Cylindromyia dosiades, Epigrimyia polita, Gymnoclytia immaculata, Gymnosoma fuliginosum, Periscepsia laevigata sn (Rb), Phasia aeneoventris, Phyllomya cremides, Strongygaster triangulifera; Tephritidae: Euaresta bella; Agromyzidae: Melanagromyza aeneoventris

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Poanes hobomok

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Curculionidae: Rhynchaenus pallicornis; Mordellidae: Hoshihananomia octopunctata, Mordella melaena (LY), Mordellistena comata; Scarabaeidae (Cetonniae): Trichiotinus piger

Plant Bugs
Lygaeidae: Lygaeus turcicus; Miridae: Leptoterna dolobrata, Lygus lineolaris, Plagiognathus politus, Poecilocapsus lineatus; Pentatomidae: Euschistus variolaria; Thyreocoridae: Corimelaena pulicarius


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