Flower-Visiting Insects
of Arrow-Leaved Aster


Aster sagittifolius (Arrow-Leaved Aster)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen; beetles suck nectar, or they feed on pollen & are non-pollinating; other insects suck nectar; all observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus impatiens sn cp fq, Bombus pensylvanica sn fq, Bombus vagans sn; Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus pusillus sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes dentiventris sn cp, Melissodes nivea sn cp, Melissodes rustica sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp, Megachile latimanus sn cp, Megachile mendica sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlora purus sn, Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn cp, Halictus ligatus sn, Lasioglossum pectoralis sn; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes americana sn cp, Colletes compactus sn cp fq; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena asteris sn; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Heterosarus andrenoides sn cp icp

Wasps
Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila procera; Vespidae: Dolichovespula maculata, Vespula germanica

Flies
Syrphidae: Spilomyia longicornis, Spilomyia sayi, Syrphus ribesii, Toxomerus geminatus, Toxomerus marginatus; Empididae: Empis clausa; Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa fascipennis; Calliphoridae: Cochliomyia macellaria, Cynomya cadaverina, Lucilia illustris, Lucius sericata

Butterflies
Pieridae: Phoebis sennae

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Pyrgus communis

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn; Chrysomelidae: Acalymma vittatum sn, Diabrotica longicornis sn; Meloidae: Epicauta pennsylvanica fp np


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