Flower-Visiting Insects
of Nodding Bur-Marigold


Bidens cernua (Nodding Bur-Marigold)
(Bees suck nectar and sometimes collect pollen; beetles suck nectar or feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; some observations are from Graenicher and Williams as indicated below, otherwise they are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus fraternus sn, Bombus griseocallis sn, Bombus impatiens sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn fq; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn; Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus autumnalis sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis sn, Melissodes boltoniae sn cp fq, Melissodes rustica sn, Melissodes trinodis sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp fq, Megachile latimanus sn cp, Megachile mendica sn, Megachile petulans sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Halictus ligatus sn, Lasioglossum versatus sn cp; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes compactus sn cp fq; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena aliciae sn cp

Wasps
Scoliidae: Scolia bicincta fq; Vespidae: Polistes annularis, Polistes fuscata; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Eumenes fraterna; Ichneumonidae: Exetastes suaveolens

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis dimidiatus, Eristalis transversus fq, Helophilus fasciatus, Toxomerus marginatus; Bombyliidae: Poecilanthrax alcyon, Sparnopolius confusus fq (Rb, Gr), Systoechus vulgaris; Tachinidae: Archytas aterrima fq, Plagiomima spinosula; Calliphoridae: Cochliomyia macellaria; Muscidae: Neomyia cornicina; Anthomyiidae: Zaphne ambigua

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus fq, Limenitis archippus, Phyciodes tharos, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa virginiensis; Pieridae: Colias philodice fq; Lycaenidae: Lycaena hyllus

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Atalopedes campestris

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis; Noctuidae: Anagrapha falcifera, Feltia jaculifera, Helicoverpa zea, Heliothis sp.

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn fq (Rb, Wms); Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica undecimpunctata fp np


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