Flower-Visiting Insects
of Calico Aster


Aster lateriflorus (Calico Aster)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen; other insects suck nectar; observations are from Graenicher, Krombein et al., and Williams as indicated below, otherwise they are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus griseocallis sn (Gr), Bombus impatiens sn cp fq, Bombus pensylvanica sn cp, Bombus vagans sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata sn, Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp (Rb, Gr); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes rustica sn cp; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile centuncularis sn (Gr), Megachile latimanus sn cp, Megachile mendica sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn (Gr), Agapostemon virescens sn cp (Rb, Gr), Augochlora purus purus sn (Rb, Gr), Augochlorella aurata sn, Augochlorella striata sn cp (Rb, Gr), Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn, Halictus spp. (Lasioglossum spp.) sn (Gr), Halictus confusus sn cp (Gr), Halictus rubicunda sn (Gr), Lasioglossum connexus sn cp (Gr), Lasioglossum coriaceus sn (Rb, Gr), Lasioglossum forbesii sn (Gr), Lasioglossum fuscipennis sn, Lasioglossum tegularis sn (Gr), Lasioglossum versatus sn, Lasioglossum zephyrus sn cp (Gr), Paralictus platyparius sn; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes cressonii sn (Gr), Sphecodes stygius sn (Gr); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes americana sn cp (Rb, Gr), Colletes compactus sn cp fq; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis sn (Gr), Hylaeus modestus modestus sn (Gr); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena hirticincta sn cp olg (Gr), Andrena nubecula sn cp olg, Andrena placata (Kr), Andrena simplex sn cp olg (Rb, Kr); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Heterosarus andrenoides sn cp, Heterosarus compositarum sn cp

Wasps
Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Crabro tumidus, Ectemnius continuus (Gr), Ectemnius lapidarius (Gr), Ectemnius maculosus (Gr); Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris nigrescens (Gr), Philanthus gibbosus (Gr); Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila procera, Isodontia philadelphica (Gr); Vespidae: Dolichovespula arenaria (Gr), Dolichovespula maculata (Rb, Gr), Polistes annularis fq, Polistes fuscata (Rb, Gr) fq, Vespula germanica (Rb, Gr); Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus adiabatus (Rb, Gr), Ancistrocerus antilope (Rb, Gr), Ancistrocerus campestris, Eumenes fraterna (Rb, Gr), Euodynerus foraminatus (Rb, Gr), Leionotus scrophulariae (Rb, MS), Stenodynerus anormis, Symmorphus canadensis; Pompilidae: Anoplius aethiops (Gr), Anoplius lepidus (Gr), Anoplius marginatus (Gr); Sapygidae: Sapyga interrupta (Gr); Braconidae: Agathis perforator (Gr); Ichneumonidae: Dolichomitus pteralas (Gr)

Flies
Syrphidae: Epistrophe emarginata, Eristalis arbustorum (Gr), Eristalis tenax (Gr), Eristalis transversus, Eupeodes americanus, Helophilus fasciatus (Rb, Gr), Ocyptamus fuscipennis, Paragus bicolor (Gr), Sericomyia chrysotoxoides, Spilomyia longicornis (Rb, Gr), Spilomyia sayi, Syritta pipiens (Gr), Syrphus ribesii (Gr), Syrphus torvus, Toxomerus geminatus (Gr), Toxomerus marginatus (Gr), Toxomerus politus (Gr); Conopidae: Zodion americanum (Gr); Tachinidae: Archytas analis (Rb, Gr), Archytas aterrima fq, Chaetogaedia analis (Gr), Copecrypta ruficauda, Cylindromyia dosiades (Gr), Eumea caesar (Gr), Gymnoclytia immaculata (Gr), Gymnoclytia occidua, Leskiomima prima (Rb, MS), Leucostoma simplex (Gr), Myiopharus doryphorae (Gr), Tachinomyia panaetius (Gr); Muscidae: Graphomya maculata (Gr), Morellia micans (Gr), Musca domestica (Gr), Neomyia cornicina (Rb, Gr), Stomoxys calcitrans (Gr); Calliphoridae: Calliphora vicina (Gr), Lucilia illustris fq (Rb, Gr), Pollenia rudis (Gr); Sarcophagidae: Helicobia rapax (Gr), Sarcophaga sp. (Gr); Anthomyiidae: Anthomyia sp. (Gr), Phorbia sp. (Gr)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Limenitis arthemis astyanax; Pieridae: Pieris rapae (Gr); Lycaenidae: Celastrina argiolus (Gr)

Moths
Noctuidae: Anagrapha falcifera (Gr); Sesiidae: Cisseps fulvicollis (Rb, Gr)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Carabidae (Lebiini): Lebia atriventris (Gr); Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica undecimpunctata (Gr), Diabrotica virgifera (Gr)

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Adelphocoris rapidus (Gr), Leptoterna dolobrata (Gr), Lygus lineolaris (Gr); Thyreocoridae: Galgupha atra (Gr)


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