Flower-Visiting Insects
of Prairie Coreopsis


Coreopsis palmata (Prairie Coreopsis)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar; beetles feed on pollen & are non-pollinating, or they suck nectar as indicated below; other insects suck nectar; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Moure & Hurd, Reed, Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus pensylvanica sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (Gnd), Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp fq Ceratina strenua (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus bifasciatus sn, Epeolus interruptus sn, Epeolus lectoides sn (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis sn (Rb, Gnd), Melissodes boltoniae sn cp, Melissodes coreopsis sn cp fq olg, Melissodes tepaneca sn fq, Melissodes trinodis sn cp; Anthophoridae (Melectini): Xeromelecta interrupta sn; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada articulata sn, Nomada erigeronis sn, Nomada superba superba sn; Anthophoridae (Pasitidini): Holcopasites illinoiensis sn fq; Megachilidae (Anthidinini): Anthidium maculifrons sn; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys octodentata sn fq, Coelioxys sayi sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile addenda sn, Megachile brevis brevis sn cp icp fq, Megachile campanulae (Gnd), Megachile latimanus sn, Megachile mendica sn, Megachile montivaga sn, Megachile parallela parallela sn cp, Megachile petulans, Megachile policaris sn cp, Megachile pugnatus sn cp fq, Megachile rugifrons sn; Megachilidae (Osmiinae): Ashmeadiella bucconis sn, Hoplitis pilosifrons sn, Osmia georgica sn cp; Megachilidae (Stelidini): Stelis lateralis sn; Megachilidae (Trypetini): Heriades leavitti sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn cp, Agapostemon texanus texanus sn (Rb, Re), Agapostemon virescens (MH), Augochlorella aurata sn cp, Augochlorella striata sn, Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn, Halictus confusus sn cp fq, Halictus ligatus sn cp fq (Rb, Gnd), Halictus rubicundus sn cp, Lasioglossum cinctipes sn cp, Lasioglossum coreopsis sn cp fq, Lasioglossum floridanum (Gnd), Lasioglossum foxii sn, Lasioglossum obscurus (MH), Lasioglossum pectoralis sn cp, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp fq (Rb, MH), Lasioglossum pruinosus sn cp (Rb, MH), Lasioglossum tegularis (MH), Lasioglossum versatus sn cp fq; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena rudbeckiae sn; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis sn fq, Heterosarus albitarsis sn

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bembix americana (Rb, Re), Bicyrtes ventralis, Glenostrictia pictifrons; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris sp. (Re), Cerceris prominens; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi, Ammophila nigricans, Ammophila pictipennis, Ammophila procera, Prionyx atrata, Prionyx thomae; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus annulatus, Stenodynerus anormis, Stenodynerus histrionalis; Braconidae: Cardiochiles abdominale

Flies
Stratiomyidae: Anoplodonta nigrirostris; Syrphidae: Eristalis flavipes, Eristalis stipator, Eristalis tenax, Eristalis transversus, Helophilus latifrons, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Syrphus ribesii, Toxomerus marginatus (Rb, Re); Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa decora, Exoprosopa meigenii, Parabombylius coquilletti fq, Rhynchanthrax parvicornis, Systoechus vulgaris, Toxophora amphitea; Conopidae: Physocephala tibialis, Thecophora occidensis, Zodion fulvifrons; Tachinidae: Archytas analis, Chetogena claripennis, Cylindromyia fumipennis, Linnaemya comta, Physocephala tibialis, Spallanzania hesperidarum, Tachinomyia panaetius, Thecophora occidensis, Zodion fulvifrons; Muscidae: Neomyia cornicina, Stomoxys calcitrans; Calliphoridae: Lucilia illustris, Lucilia sericata; Anthomyiidae: Leucophora siphonina; Milichiidae: Eusiphona mira

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos, Speyeria cybele, Vanessa virginiensis; Lycaenidae: Strymon melinus; Pieridae: Colias philodice, Pieris rapae, Pontia protodice; Papilionidae: Papilio troilus

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Erynnis juvenalis, Pholisora catullus, Poanes zabulon, Polites themistocles

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis; Noctuidae: Anagrapha falcifera

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Cerambycidae: Typocerus sinuatus fp np; Meloidae: Epicauta cinereus fp np; Mordellidae: Mordella marginata sn


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