Flower-Visiting Insects
of Mistflower


Eupatorium coelestinum (Mistflower)
(this plant is also referred to as Conoclinium coelestinum; bees collect pollen or suck nectar; flies feed on pollen or suck nectar; other insects suck nectar; observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanica sn cp, Psithyrus variabilis sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn cp; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile mendica sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlorella aurata sn cp, Augochlorella striata sn, Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn cp, Halictus ligatus sn cp, Lasioglossum imitatus sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila nigricans

Flies
Syrphidae: Toxomerus geminatus fp; Bombyliidae: Sparnopolius confusus sn; Tachinidae: Estheria abdominalis sn, Plagiomima spinosula sn; Muscidae: Stomoxys calcitrans sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus, Limenitis archippus, Phyciodes tharos; Pieridae: Colias philodice fq

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Euphyes vestris, Polites peckius, Polites themistocles

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Rb)


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