Flower-Visiting Insects
of Rice Button Aster

Aster dumosus (Rice Button Aster)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar; observations are from Petersen, Moure & Hurd, Krombein et al., and Grundel et al. as indicated below; information is limited to bees)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Pt, Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus (Pt); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericeus (Gnd), Agapostemon splendens (MH), Augochlora pura (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Augochloropsis metallica metallica (MH), Halictus ligatus (MH), Lasioglossum pectorale (Gnd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena asteroides cp olg (Kr); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis coloradensis (Kr)