Flower-Visiting Insects
of Forked Aster


Aster furcatus (Forked Aster)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen, flies suck nectar or feed on pollen, beetles feed on pollen, other insects suck nectar; all observations are from Graenicher)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus vagans sn cp; Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora terminalis sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn; Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Triepeolus pectoralis sn; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Epeoloides pilosulla sn; Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica sn cp; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys modesta sn, Coelioxys octodentata sn, Coelioxys sayi sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile centuncularis cp, Megachile mendica sn, Megachile montivaga sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Osmia atriventris sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn, Augochlora purus sn, Augochlorella striata sn cp, Halictus spp. sn cp, Halictus confusus sn cp, Halictus rubicunda sn cp, Lasioglossum albipennis sn, Lasioglossum coriaceus sn cp, Lasioglossum imitatus sn cp, Lasioglossum versatus sn, Lasioglossum zephyrus sn; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes minor sn; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes eulophi sn; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus mesillae sn, Hylaeus modestus modestus sn; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena hirticincta sn cp olg, Andrena nubecula sn cp olg, Andrena peckhami sn cp; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn; Melittidae: Macropis nuda sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Ectemnius lapidarius, Ectemnius trifasciatus; Sphecidae (Larrinae): Tachytes pepticus; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi; Ichneumonidae: Ichneumon laetus; Vespidae: Dolichovespula arenaria, Polistes fuscata, Vespula vidua; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus adiabatus, Ancistrocerus catskill, Eumenes fraterna, Euodynerus foraminatus, Parancistrocerus vagus

Flies
Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa fascipennis; Syrphidae: Eristalis arbustorum, Eristalis dimidiatus, Eristalis flavipes, Eristalis tenax, Eristalis transversus, Helophilus fasciatus, Helophilus stipatus, Ocyptamus fascipennis, Syritta pipiens, Toxomerus geminatus, Toxomerus marginatus, Tropidia quadrata, Volucella bombylans; Tachinidae: Archytas analis, Cylindromyia carolinae, Cylindromyia dosiades, Gymnoclytia immaculata, Tachinomyia panaetius; Sarcophagidae: Sarcophaga sarracenioides; Calliphoridae: Lucilia illustris; Muscidae: Graphomya maculata, Stomoxys calcitrans

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus, Limenitis arthemis astyanax, Phyciodes tharos; Pieridae: Colias philodice, Pieris rapae; Lycaenidae: Celastrina argiolus, Satyrium calanus

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Ancyloxypha numitor

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis; Noctuidae: Mythimna unipuncta

Beetles
Mordellidae: Hoshihananomia octopunctata fp

Plant Bugs
Alydidae: Megalotomus quinquespinosus; Miridae: Lygus lineolaris; Pentatomidae: Euschistus tristigma


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