Flower-Visiting Insects
of False Sunflower


Heliopsis helianthoides (False Sunflower)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen; flies and beetles feed on pollen or suck nectar; other insects suck nectar; observations are from Robertson, Graenicher, Mitchell, Reed, and Krombein et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp (Gr, Re); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus impatiens sn (Rb), Bombus griseocallis (Re), Bombus pensylvanica sn cp (Rb, Gr), Bombus vagans (Re); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina sp. (Re), Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp (Rb, Gr); Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus bifasciatus sn fq (Rb), Triepeolus concavus sn (Rb), Triepeolus cressonii cressonii sn (Rb), Triepeolus lunatus concolor sn fq (Rb), Triepeolus lunatus lunatus sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis (Mch), Melissodes coloradensis sn (Rb), Melissodes coreopsis (Mch), Melissodes denticulata sn (Rb), Melissodes rustica sn (Rb), Melissodes subillata (Re), Melissodes trinodis sn cp (Rb, Gr), Melissodes vernoniae (Mch), Svastra obliqua obliqua sn cp (Rb); Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada sp. sn (Re); Anthophoridae (Pasitidini): Holcopasites heliopsis sn (Rb); Megachilidae (Anthidinini): Paranthidium jugatoria sn cp (Gr); Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys germana sn (Rb), Coelioxys moesta sn (Gr), Coelioxys octodentata sn (Rb), Coelioxys rufitarsis rufitarsis sn (Gr), Coelioxys sayi sn (Rb), Coelioxys texana sn (Gr); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn fq (Rb), Megachile centuncularis sn cp (Gr), Megachile inimica sayi (Mch), Megachile latimanus sn cp (Gr, Re), Megachile mendica sn cp (Gr), Megachile parallela parallela sn (Rb), Megachile pugnatus sn cp (Gr); Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades variolosa variolosa (Kr)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn cp (Gr), Agapostemon virescens sn cp (Gr, Re), Augochlora purus purus (Mch), Augochlorella striata sn cp (Rb, Gr, Re), Halictus confusus (Re), Halictus ligatus (Re), Lasioglossum imitatus cp np (Rb), Lasioglossum obscurus sn (Rb), Lasioglossum pectoralis cp np (Rb), Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp (Rb, Gr, Re), Lasioglossum pruinosus sn cp (Rb), Lasioglossum rohweri (Re); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena aliciae sn cp (Rb, Gr), Andrena peckhami sn cp (Gr); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Heterosarus labrosiformis labrosiformis sn cp (Rb), Heterosarus labrosus (Mch), Pseudopanurgus rugosus sn fq (Rb)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bembix americana (Rb); Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Ectemnius continuus (Gr); Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi (Rb), Ammophila nigricans (Rb); Scoliidae: Scolia bicincta (Rb)

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis stipator (Re), Eristalis transversus sn (Rb, Gr), Sphaerophoria contiqua (Gr), Toxomerus geminatus (Gr), Toxomerus marginatus (Re); Empidae: Empis clausa sn fq (Rb); Milichiidae: Eusiphona mira sn (Rb, Gr); Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa decora (Gr), Exoprosopa fasciata sn (Rb), Exoprosopa fascipennis sn (Rb), Geron calvus sn fq (Rb), Poecilanthrax alcyon sn (Rb), Poecilognathus punctipennis (Gr), Sparnopolius confusus sn (Rb), Systoechus sp. (Re), Systoechus vulgaris sn (Rb, Gr); Conopidae: Stylogaster biannulata sn (Rb), Zodion sp. (Re); Anthomyiidae: Delia platura (Gr); Tachinidae: Mochlosoma sp. (Gr); Milichiidae: Eusiphona sp. (Re)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis (Gr), Danaus plexippus (Gr), Phyciodes tharos (Rb, Gr), Speyeria cybele (Gr), Vanessa cardui (Re), Vanessa virginiensis (Gr); Lycaenidae: Strymon melinus (Rb); Pieridae: Colias philodice (Gr), Pontia protodice (Rb)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Pholisora catullus (Rb), Polites themistocles (Gr)

Moths
Sesiidae: Synanthedon tipuliformis (Gr)

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn (Rb, Wms); Elateridae: Cardiophorus obscurus fp (Gr); Mordellidae: Mordellistena comata fp (Gr)

Plant Bugs
Lygaeidae: Lygaeus turcicus (Rb); Miridae: Metriorrhynchomiris dislocatus (Gr), Plagiognathus sp. (Gr)


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