Flower-Visiting Insects
of Rough Blazingstar


Liatris aspera (Rough Blazingstar)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen, flies and beetles feed on pollen or suck nectar, other insects suck nectar; observations are from Robertson, Hilty, Reed, Clinebell, Swengel & Swengel, Smith et al., Grundel et al., Tuell et al., Williams, and Kopper et al. as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus (Re), Bombus bimaculatus (Re, Cl), Bombus fervida (Re), Bombus fraternus (Cl), Bombus griseocollis (Re, Gnd), Bombus impatiens fq (Re, Gnd, Tll), Bombus pensylvanicus sn fq (Rb, Re, Cl, Smh), Bombus vagans (Re, Gnd), Psithyrus citrinus sn (Re, Gnd); Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora terminalis (Re, Gnd); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina sp. (Re), Ceratina calcarata (Gnd), Ceratina mikmaqi (Gnd), Ceratina strenua (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes nivea sn (Rb), Melissodes subillata (Re); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis (Gnd), Megachile inimica sayi (Gnd), Megachile latimanus (Re), Megachile montivaga (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon splendens (Re, Gnd), Agapostemon virescens (Re, Gnd, Tll), Augochlora pura (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Halictus rubicundus (Gnd), Lasioglossum perpunctatum (Gnd), Lasioglossum pilosum (Re); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena helianthi (Gnd); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Perdita swenki (Gnd)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi (Rb); Braconidae: Chelonus sericeus (Re)

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis dimidiatus (Re), Eristalis tenax (Re); Bombyliidae: Anastoechus sp. (Re), Exoprosopa sp. (Re), Exoprosopa fasciata sn (Rb)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus (Rb, H), Junonia coenia (Cl), Speyeria aphrodite aphrodite (Re), Speyeria idalia fq (Cl, KMC), Vanessa cardui (H, Re); Papilionidae: Papilio polyxenes asterias (Cl), Papilio troilus (Rb); Pieridae: Colias sp. (Re), Colias cesonia (Rb), Colias eurytheme (H), Colias philodice (Rb), Phoebis sennae (Cl), Pieris rapae (H); Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis fq (Sw), Satyrium titus (Re)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Atalopedes campestris fq (Cl), Epargyreus clarus fq (Cl), Euphyes vestris (Cl), Hesperia leonardus leonardus (Re), Polites peckius (Rb, H, Cl), Polites themistocles (Cl)

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis (Re); Noctuidae: Helicoverpa zea (H)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms)


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