Flower-Visiting Insects
of Drummond's Aster


Aster drummondii (Drummond's Aster)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen, flies suck nectar or feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; observations are from Graenicher)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis sn cp, Bombus pensylvanica sn, Bombus vagans sn cp, Psithyrus citrinus sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes rustica sn cp; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile centuncularis sn cp, Megachile mendica sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn, Agapostemon virescens sn, Augochlorella striata sn cp, Halictus (or Lasioglossum) sp., Halictus confusus sn, Halictus rubicunda sn, Lasioglossum connexus sn, Lasioglossum coriaceus sn, Lasioglossum cressonii sn, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn, Lasioglossum versatus sn cp, Lasioglossum zephyrus sn; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes davisii sn; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes compactus sn; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena asteris sn cp olg, Andrena hirticincta sn cp olg, Andrena nubecula sn olg; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bembix americana; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Philanthus bilunatus, Philanthus gibbosus; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi, Isodontia philadelphica; Ichneumonidae: Dolichomitus pteralas; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus adiabatus, Ancistrocerus antilope, Symmorphus cristatus

Flies
Bombyliidae: Sparnopolius confusus; Conopidae: Thecophora occidensis; Syrphidae: Eristalinus aeneus, Eristalis anthophorina, Eristalis arbustorum, Eristalis brousii, Eristalis dimidiatus, Eristalis flavipes, Eristalis tenax, Eristalis transversus, Helophilus fasciatus, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Spilomyia sayi, Syritta pipiens, Syrphus ribesii, Syrphus torvus, Toxomerus geminatus, Toxomerus marginatus; Tachinidae: Archytas analis, Linnaemya comta, Phasia aeneoventris, Phyllomya cremides, Tachinomyia panaetius; Sarcophagidae: Sphixapata trilineata; Calliphoridae: Cochliomyia macellaria, Lucilia illustris, Lucilia sericata, Pollenia rudis; Muscidae: Graphomya maculata, Musca domestica, Neomyia cornicina, Stomoxys calcitrans; Anthomyiidae: Delia platura

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus, Polygonia comma, Vanessa virginiensis; Pieridae: Pieris rapae, Pontia protodice

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Polites themistocles

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis; Noctuidae: Anagrapha falcifera, Mythimna unipuncta

Beetles
Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica undecimpunctata

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Lygus lineolaris


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