Flower-Visiting Insects
of Giant Goldenrod


Solidago gigantea (Giant Goldenrod)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen; beetles and flies feed on pollen or suck nectar; other insects suck nectar; observations are from Robertson, LaBerge, Moure & Hurd, Krombein et al., Graenicher, Fothergill & Vaughn, Williams, and Lovell as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanica sn (Rb), Bombus vagans sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes comptoides (LB), Melissodes rustica sn (Rb), Svastra obliqua obliqua (LB)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Halictus rubicunda (MH); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena simplex sn cp olg (Kr), Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis coloradensis (Kr), Heterosarus andrenoides sn cp (Rb)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Ectemnius continuus sn (Rb)

Flies
Syrphidae: Brachypalpus cyanogaster (Gr), Eristalis flavipes (Gr), Orthonevra pictipennis (Gr), Palpada vinetorum (Gr), Spilomyia fusca (Gr), Spilomyia sayi sn (Rb, Gr), Xylota ejuncida (Gr)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos sn (FV); Lycaenidae: Strymon melinus sn (FV)

Moths
Noctuidae: Acontia aprica sn (FV); Yponomeutidae: Atteva punctella sn (FV)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Cerambycidae: Megacyllene robiniae fp np (Rb), Stictoleptura canadensis canadensis (Lv2)


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