Flower-Visiting Insects
of Marsh Blazingstar


Liatris spicata (Marsh Blazingstar)
(bees suck nectar or collect pollen; Syrphid flies and beetles feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; observations are from Graenicher, Steury et al., Smith et al., Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn cp (Gr), Bombus bimaculatus (Gnd), Bombus fraternus (Smh), Bombus griseocollis sn cp (Gr, Smh, Gnd), Bombus impatiens (Gnd), Bombus pensylvanicus sn cp fq (Gr, Smh); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (SDO); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis sn cp (Gr), Melissodes trinodis sn cp (Gr); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica fq (SDO, Smh, Gnd); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile addenda sn cp (Gr), Megachile latimanus sn cp (Gr), Megachile mendica (SDO, Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon texanus texanus cp (Gr), Halictus ligatus (Smh), Lasioglossum imitatum (Smh)

Flies
Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa fasciata sn (Gr); Syrphidae: Eristalis tenax fp (Gr), Sphaerophoria contiqua fp (Gr)

Butterflies
Pieridae: Colias philodice sn (Gr), Pieris rapae sn (Gr); Nymphalidae: Boloria selene myrina sn (Gr), Cercyonis pegala sn (Gr), Danaus plexippus sn (Gr), Speyeria cybele sn (Gr), Speyeria idalia sn (Gr)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Polites peckius sn (Gr), Polites themistocles sn (Gr)

Moths
Noctuidae: Mythimna unipuncta sn (Gr)

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus fp (Gr, Wms)


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