Flower-Visiting Insects
of Indian Potato


Helianthus tuberosus (Indian Potato)
(Also referred to as Jerusalem Artichoke; bees collect pollen or suck nectar; beetles feed on nectar or pollen; flies usually suck nectar, but sometimes feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; some observations are from Moure & Hurd, Reed, Krombein et al., MacRae, Lisberg & Young, and Williams as indicated below, otherwise they are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn, Bombus griseocallis sn (Rb, Re), Bombus pensylvanica sn cp fq, Bombus vagans sn; Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus autumnalis sn, Triepeolus concavus sn, Triepeolus lunatus concolor sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis sn cp fq olg (Rb, Re), Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn, Melissodes coloradensis sn cp fq, Melissodes rustica sn, Melissodes trinodis sn fq (Rb, Re), Svastra obliqua obliqua sn cp fq; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada sp. sn (Re), Nomada vincta sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn, Megachile inimica sayi sn cp, Megachile latimanus sn (Rb, Re)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Dufoureinae): Dufourea marginatus marginatus sn cp olg; Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon texanus texanus (MH), Augochlorella striata (MH), Halictus confusus (Re), Halictus ligatus sn cp, Lasioglossum cinctipes (Re), Lasioglossum coriaceus sn cp, Lasioglossum imitatus sn cp, Lasioglossum pectinatus sn, Lasioglossum pectoralis (MH), Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus cp np, Lasioglossum pruinosus (MH), Lasioglossum zephyrus cp; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes compactus sn cp; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena accepta sn cp fq olg (Rb, Kr), Andrena aliciae sn cp olg (Rb, Kr), Andrena asteris (Re), Andrena helianthi sn cp olg (Rb, Re, Kr), Andrena simplex (Kr); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Heterosarus labrosiformis labrosiformis sn cp fq, Heterosarus labrosus sn cp fq icp, Heterosarus nebrascensis (Re), Heterosarus solidaginis sn, Pseudopanurgus rugosus sn cp fq icp olg

Wasps
Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Ectemnius dilectus; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris kennicottii; Scoliidae: Scolia bicincta

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis tenax sn fp (Rb, Re), Eristalis transversus sn (Rb, Re), Syrphus sp. (Re); Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa decora sn, Exoprosopa fascipennis sn fq, Poecilanthrax alcyon sn fq, Sparnopolius confusus sn fq, Systoechus vulgaris sn fq; Muscidae: Neomyia cornicina sn; Tephritidae: Neotephritis finalis sn np

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos; Lycaenidae: Parrhasius m-album; Pieridae: Colias philodice

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Pholisora catullus

Beetles
Buprestidae: Acmaeodera pulchella (McR); Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn (Rb, Wms); Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica longicornis fp np; Meloidae: Epicauta pennsylvanica fp np; Mordellidae: Mordellistena divisa (LY)

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Lygus lineolaris


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