Flower-Visiting Insects
of Daisy Fleabane


Erigeron strigosus (Daisy Fleabane)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar; beetles feed on pollen & are non-pollinating; other insects suck nectar; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Mitchell, Moure & Hurd, Reed, Grundel & Pavlovic, Krombein et al., Lisberg & Young, Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata sn (Rb, Gnd), Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp fq (Rb, Gnd), Ceratina strenua (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus bifasciatus sn; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada articulata sn, Nomada denticulata sn, Nomada erigeronis sn; Anthophoridae (Pastitidini): Holcopasites illinoiensis sn fq; Megachilidae (Stelidini): Stelis lateralis sn fq, Stelis trypetinum sn fq; Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades leavitti sn cp fq, Heriades variolosa variolosa sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata sn cp (Rb, Gnd), Augochloropsis sumptuosa (Gnd), Halictus confusus sn cp fq, Halictus ligatus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum albipennis sn cp fq (Rb, MH, Re), Lasioglossum imitatus sn cp, Lasioglossum paradmirandus (Re), Lasioglossum pectoralis sn cp, Lasioglossum pilosum (Gnd), Lasioglossum pruinosus sn cp, Lasioglossum tegularis sn cp, Lasioglossum versatus sn, Lasioglossum zephyrus sn; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes cressonii sn, Sphecodes stygius sn; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes eulophi sn, Colletes mandibularis (Mch, Kr); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis sn, Hylaeus floridanus sn, Hylaeus mesillae sn (Rb, Gnd), Hylaeus modestus (Gnd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena quintilis (Kr)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Oxybelus mexicanus; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris clypeata; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila pictipennis; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Leionotus ziziae, Stenodynerus ammonia, Stenodynerus anormis fq, Stenodynerus histrionalis; Chrysididae: Chrysis montana; Leucospididae: Leucospis affinis; Braconidae: Coeloides scolytivorus

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis dimidiatus, Eristalis stipator, Paragus bicolor, Paragus geminatus, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Syritta pipiens, Toxomerus geminatus (Rb, Re), Toxomerus marginatus fq (Rb, Re), Tropidia mamillata; Empidae: Empis clausa; Bombyliidae: Bombylius atriceps, Exoprosopa fascipennis, Ogcodocera leucoprocta, Toxophora amphitea; Conopidae: Zodion fulvifrons; Tachinidae: Cylindromyia euchenor, Cylindromyia propusilla, Epigrimyia polita, Gymnoclytia immaculata, Gymnoclytia occidua, Gymnosoma fuliginosum, Leucostoma simplex, Periscepsia laevigata, Phasia purpurascens fq, Siphona geniculata; Sarcophagidae: Amobia floridensis, Helicobia rapax, Ravinia anxia, Senotainia rubriventris fq, Sphixapata trilineata; Muscidae: Limnophora narona, Neomyia cornicina; Anthomyiidae: Calythea nigricans, Delia platura; Milichiidae: Pholeomyia indecora; Tephritidae: Orellia ruficauda (Re)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis (GP), Lycaena hyllus

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Melyridae: Collops quadrimaculatus fp np; Mordellidae: Mordella marginata (LY), Mordellaria serval (LY), Mordellistena cervicalis (LY), Mordellistena comata fp np

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Lygus lineolaris


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