Flower-Visiting Insects
of Dune Thistle


Cirsium pitcheri (Dune Thistle)
(insects suck nectar; all observations are from Keddy & Keddy; another common name is Pitcher's Thistle)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus perplexus sn, Bombus vagans sn fq; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile melanophaea sn fq, Megachile montivaga sn fq; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia simillima sn

Flies
Stratiomyidae: Stratiomys badia sn; Syrphidae: Platycheirus inversus sn; Tachinidae: Onychogonia flaviceps sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Limenitis arthemis arthemis sn fq, Speyeria atlantis sn fq


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