Flower-Visiting Insects
of Dandelion


Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion) introduced
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen; beetle activity is unspecified; other insects suck nectar. Observations are from Krombein et al., Fothergill & Vaughn, MacRae, Grundel et al., Robertson, Williams, and Lovell as indicated below; Robertson's observations occurred during the spring)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp fq (Rb); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus impatiens sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada denticulata sn (Rb); Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia lignaria lignaria sn (Rb), Osmia pumila sn (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn cp (Rb), Augochlora pura (Gnd), Halictus ligatus sn cp (Rb), Lasioglossum cressonii (Gnd), Lasioglossum pectorale (Gnd), Lasioglossum versatus sn fq (Rb); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes inaequalis (Kr); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena arabis (Kr), Andrena barbilabris (Kr), Andrena ceanothi (Kr), Andrena cressonii sn (Rb), Andrena dunningi sn (Rb), Andrena erythrogaster (Kr), Andrena erythronii cp (Kr), Andrena forbesii (Kr), Andrena hippotes (Kr), Andrena illinoiensis (Kr), Andrena imitatrix imitatrix (Kr), Andrena melanochroa (Kr), Andrena miranda (Kr), Andrena miserabilis bipunctata sn fq (Rb, Kr), Andrena nigrifrons (Kr), Andrena perplexa (Kr), Andrena persimulata (Kr), Andrena rugosa (Kr), Andrena sigmundi (Kr), Andrena thaspii (Kr)

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalinus aeneus (Rb); Bombyliidae: Bombylius fascipennis (Rb), Bombylius major (Rb); Muscidae: Neomyia cornicina (Rb); Fanniidae: Fannia manicata (Rb)

Butterflies
Papilionidae: Papilio glaucus (FV), Papilio marcellus (FV), Papilio troilus (FV); Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus (FV), Vanessa cardui (FV), Vanessa virginiensis (Rb); Lycaenidae: Strymon melinus (FV); Pieridae: Anthocharis midea (FV), Colias eurytheme (FV), Nathalis iole (FV), Phoebis sennae (FV), Pontia protodice (FV)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Erynnis horatius (FV), Erynnis juvenalis (FV), Hylephila phyleus (FV), Poanes zabulon (FV)

Beetles
Buprestidae: Acmaeodera neglecta (McR), Acmaeodera ornata (McR), Acmaeodera tubulus (McR); Cantharidae: 
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Coccinellidae: Hippodamia tredecimpunctata (Lv2)


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