Flower-Visiting Insects
of Cylindrical Blazingstar


Liatris cylindracea (Cylindrical Blazingstar)
(bees suck nectar or collect pollen, while butterflies & skippers suck nectar; observations are from Clinebell, Swengel & Swengel, and Grundel et al. as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus fervidus (Gnd), Bombus griseocollis (Gnd), Bombus pensylvanicus (Cl); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina strenua (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (Gnd); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile mendica (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon splendens (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Augochloropsis metallica (Gnd), Lasioglossum bruneri (Gnd)

Butterflies
Papilionidae: Battus philenor sn (Cl); Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis sn fq (Sw)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Atalopedes campestris sn fq (Cl), Epargyreus clarus sn (Cl), Euphyes vestris sn (Cl), Hesperia leonardus sn (Cl), Hylephila phyleus sn (Cl), Wallengrenia egeremet sn (Cl)


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