Flower-Visiting Insects and Birds
of Prairie Blazingstar


Liatris pycnostachya (Prairie Blazingstar)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar, beetle activity is unspecified, other visitors suck nectar; observations are from Robertson, Hilty, Reed, Clinebell, and Williams as indicated below)

Birds
Trochilidae: Archilochus colubris (H)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq (Rb, Cl); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis (Cl), Bombus bimaculatus (Cl), Bombus fervida (Re), Bombus fraternus (Cl), Bombus griseocallis sn fq (Rb, Cl), Bombus impatiens sn cp (Rb, Cl), Bombus nevadensis (Cl), Bombus pensylvanica sn cp fq (Rb), Bombus vagans sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn fq (Rb, Cl); Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Triepeolus concavus sn (Rb), Triepeolus lunatus concolor sn (Rb), Triepeolus remigatus sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis sn fq (Rb), Melissodes coloradensis sn (Rb), Svastra obliqua obliqua sn cp fq (Rb); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (Cl); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile inimica sayi sn cp (Rb), Megachile latimanus sn fq (Rb), Megachile mendica (Cl)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon virescens sn cp fq (Rb, Cl), Halictus ligatus cp np fq (Rb, Cl), Lasioglossum sp. (Cl)

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis stipator (Rb), Eristalis tenax (Rb), Platycheirus sp. (Re); Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa fasciata fq (Rb), Systoechus vulgaris (Rb), Villa sp. (Re); Conopidae: Physocephala texana (Rb), Stylogaster biannulata (Rb)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Cercyonis pegala (Cl), Danaus plexippus (Rb), Limenitis archippus (Rb), Speyeria cybele (Rb, Cl), Vanessa cardui (H); Pieridae: Colias philodice fq (Rb), Pieris rapae (Rb); Papilionidae: Papilio glaucus (Cl), Papilio polyxenes asterius (Rb)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Atalopedes campestris (Cl), Epargyreus clarus (Rb, Cl), Erynnis baptisiae (Cl), Euphyes vestris (Rb), Hylephila phyleus (Cl), Polites peckius fq (Rb, Cl), Polites themistocles fq (Rb)

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis (Rb)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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