Flower-Visiting Insects
of Golden Aster


Chrysopsis villosa (Golden Aster)
(bees suck nectar or collect pollen, flies and beetles suck nectar or feed on pollen, other insects suck nectar; observations are from Reed and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus fervida (Re), Bombus griseocallis (Re), Bombus impatiens (Re); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes illata (Re); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile latimanus (Re)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Lasioglossum pilosus (Re)

Wasps
Tiphiidae: Myzinum quinquecincta (Re)

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis transversus (Re), Toxomerus marginatus (Re); Bombyliidae: Systoechus sp. (Re), Villa sp. (Re)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Vanessa cardui (Re)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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