Flower-Visiting Insects
of Cut-Leaved Coneflower


Rudbeckia laciniata (Cut-Leaved Coneflower)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar; flies and beetles feed on pollen or suck nectar; other insects suck nectar; some 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 cp fq (Rb, Gr); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus centralis sn (Gr), Bombus fraternus sn, Bombus griseocallis sn cp (Rb, Gr), Bombus impatiens sn, Bombus penyslvanica sn (Rb, Gr), Bombus ternarius sn (Gr), Bombus vagans sn cp (Gr), Psithyrus variabilis sn (Rb, Gr); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn (Rb, Gr), Ceratina calcarata sn; Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus autumnalis sn fq, Triepeolus donatus sn (Rb, Gr), Triepeolus pectoralis sn fq; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis sn (Gr), Melissodes coloradensis sn, Melissodes dentiventris sn, Melissodes rustica sn fq, Melissodes trinodis sn cp fq (Rb, Gr), Svastra obliqua obliqua sn cp; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile centuncularis sn (Gr), Megachile latimanus sn cp (Gr), Megachile petulans sn cp; Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades leavitti sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella striata sn (Gr), Halictus confusus sn (Gr), Halictus ligatus sn cp fq, Halictus rubicunda (MH), Lasioglossum coriaceus sn (Gr), Lasioglossum forbesii sn cp (Gr), Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes compactus sn cp fq; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena aliciae sn cp fq (Rb, Gr), Andrena helianthi (Kr); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Heterosarus albitarsis sn cp, Heterosarus labrosiformis labrosiformis sn cp fq, Heterosarus rudbeckiae sn cp fq olg, Pseudopanurgus rugosus sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bembix americana (Rb, Gr); Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi (Rb, Gr), Ammophila nigricans, Eremnophila aureonotata, Sphex pensylvanica (Gr); Scoliidae: Scolia bicincta

Flies
Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua (Gr), Eristalis dimidiatus sn (Rb, Gr), Eristalis transversus sn (Rb, Gr), Syritta pipiens (Gr), Syrphus ribesii fp np, Toxomerus geminatus (Gr); Empidae: Empis clausa sn fq; Milichiidae: Eusiphona mira (Gr); Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa decora sn (Rb, Gr), Exoprosopa fasciata sn, Exoprosopa fascipennis (Gr), Poecilanthrax halcyon (Gr), Poecilognathus punctipennis (Gr), Sparnopolius confusus sn, Systoechus vulgaris sn, Villa alternata sn; Conopidae: Zodion fulvifrons sn; Calliphoridae: Lucilia illustris (Gr); Muscidae: Stomoxys calcitrans (Gr); Tachinidae: Archytas aterrima sn, Spallanzania hesperidarum sn, Tachinomyia panaetius sn fq (Rb, Gr); Sarcophagidae: Sphixapata trilineata sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis, Danaus plexippus (Gr), Limenitis arthemis astyanax (Gr), Phyciodes tharos (Gr), Speyeria cybele (Gr), Vanessa virginiensis; Lycaenidae: Celastrina argiolus

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Poanes hobomok pocohantas (Gr), Polites themistocles

Moths
Noctuidae: Feltia jaculifera (Gr), Mythimna unipuncta (Gr); Sesiidae: Cisseps fulvicollis

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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