Flower-Visiting Insects
of Golden Ragwort


Senecio aureus (Golden Ragwort)
(Short-tongued bees collect pollen or suck nectar; flies feed on pollen or suck nectar; other insects suck nectar; observations are from Robertson, Graenicher, Moure & Hurd, Swengel & Swengel, Krombein et al., and Grundel et al. as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (Gnd), Ceratina dupla dupla sn (Rb, Gr), Ceratina mikmaqi (Gnd), Ceratina strenua (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Synhalonia speciosa sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada articulata sn (Rb), Nomada cressonii sn (Gr), Nomada denticulata sn (Gnd), Nomada lepida sn (Gnd), Nomada rhodoxantha sn (Gr), Nomada superba superba sn fq (Rb)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn cp (Gr), Augochlorella aurata sn (Rb), Augochlorella striata sn cp (Rb, Gr), Halictus confusus sn cp (Gr), Halictus ligatus sn cp fq (Rb, Gr), Halictus rubicunda sn cp (Gr), Halictus sp. (Lasioglossum sp.) sn cp (Gr), Lasioglossum coriaceum sn cp (Gr, Gnd), Lasioglossum cressonii sn cp (Gr), Lasioglossum imitatum (Gnd), Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus (MH), Lasioglossum prinosus sn cp (Rb), Lasioglossum versatus sn (Gr); Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes clematidis sn (Gr); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena cressonii sn cp (Gr, Gnd), Andrena gardineri cp olg (Kr), Andrena geranii sn (Gr), Andrena nasonii sn cp (Gr)

Wasps
Vespidae (Eumeninae): Stenodynerus ammonia sn (Rb)

Flies
Agromyzidae: Cerodontha angulata (Gr); Empidae: Empis nuda (Gr); Syrphidae: Eristalis arbustorum (Gr), Eristalis dimidiatus (Gr), Eristalis stipator, Eristalis transversus (Gr), Helophilus fasciatus (Gr), Platycheirus obscurus (Gr), Sphaerophoria contiqua sn (Rb, Gr), Syritta pipiens (Gr), Toxomerus geminatus (Gr), Toxomerus marginatus sn (Rb), Tropidia mamillata sn (Rb); Conopidae: Zodion fulvifrons sn (Rb, Gr); Anthomyiidae: Delia platura (Gr); Tachinidae: Clausicella floridensis sn fq (Rb), Epigrimyia polita (Gr), Gymnoclytia occidua sn (Rb), Tachinomyia panaetius sn (Rb)

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis sn (Sw)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Poanes zabulon sn (Gr)

Beetles
Oedemeridae: Asclera ruficollis sn (Gr); Pyrochroidae: Pedilus collaris sn (Gr)


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