Flower-Visiting Insects
of Echinacea angustifolia


Echinacea angustifolia (Prairie Purple Coneflower)
(bees suck nectar or collect pollen, flies suck nectar or feed on pollen, beetles feed on pollen, while other insects suck nectar; observations are from Wist)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus fervida, Bombus nevadensis, Bombus ternarius fq, Bombus vagans; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile latimanus, Megachile pugnatus, Megachile rotundata

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae: Augochlora sp.

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis tenax, Toxomerus spp.; Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa sp., Systoechus vulgaris fq; Muscidae: Unidentified spp.

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Vanessa cardui sn, Pieridae: Phoebis sennae sn

Beetles
Cleridae: Trichodes nuttalli fp; Meloidae: Epicauta ferruginea fp fq


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