Flower-Visiting Insects
of Large-Leaved Aster


Aster macrophyllus (Large-Leaved Aster)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen, flies & beetles suck nectar or feed on pollen, other insects suck nectar; one observation is from Krombein et al. as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Graenicher)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanica sn, Bombus perplexus sn, Bombus vagans sn, Psithyrus citrinus sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes trinodis sn cp; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Epeoloides pilosula sn; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys modesta sn, Coelioxys moesta sn, Coelioxys sodalis sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile centuncularis sn cp, Megachile mendica sn, Megachile montivaga sn; Megachilidae (Osmiini): Hoplitis pilosifrons sn, Osmia atriventris sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella striata sn cp, Halictus sp. sn cp, Halictus confusus sn cp, Halictus rubicunda sn cp, Lasioglossum albipennis sn cp, Lasioglossum cinctipes sn, Lasioglossum coriaceus sn cp, Lasioglossum connexus sn, Lasioglossum cressonii sn cp, Lasioglossum forbesii sn cp, Lasioglossum imitatus sn cp; Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes minor sn; Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus affinis sn, Hylaeus mesillae sn, Hylaeus modestus modestus sn; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena hirticincta sn cp olg, Andrena peckhami sn cp, Andrena placata (Kr); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn; Melittidae: Macropis nuda sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Crabroninae): Lestica confluentus; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris nigrescens, Eucerceris fulvipes; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi; Ichneumonidae: Ceratogastra ornata, Pimpla pedalis; Vespidae: Polistes fuscata; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus adiabatus, Eumenes fraterna, Euodynerus foraminatus, Parancistrocerus vagus, Symmorphus albomarginatus, Symmorphus cristatus

Flies
Syrphidae: Epistrophe emarginata, Eristalinus aeneus, Eristalis arbustorum, Eristalis brousii, Eristalis dimidiatus, Eristalis flavipes, Eristalis tenax, Eristalis transversus, Eupeodes americanus, Helophilus fasciatus, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Syritta pipiens, Toxomerus geminatus, Toxomerus marginatus; Conopidae: Thecophora abbreviata, Thecophora occidensis; Tachinidae: Archytas analis, Cylindromyia carolinae, Cylindromyia dosiades, Spallanzania hesperidarum; Sarcophagidae: Sarcophaga sp.; Calliphoridae: Lucilia sp., Lucilia sericata, Pollenia rudis; Muscidae: Graphomya maculata, Neomyia cornicina, Stomoxys calcitrans; Anthomyiidae: Calythea pratincola, Delia platura; Chloropidae: Siphonella oscinina; Tephritidae: Paroxyna albiceps

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus; Lycaenidae: Celastrina argiolus

Moths
Arctiidae: Utetheisa bella

Beetles
Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica undecimpunctata; Cleridae: Trichodes apivorus; Coccinellidae: Coleomegilla maculata; Meloidae: Epicauta pennsylvanica; Melyridae: Attalus terminalis; Mordellidae: Hoshihananomia octopunctata

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Adelphocoris rapidus, Lygus lineolaris; Thyreocoridae: Corimelaena pulicarius


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