Flower-Visiting Insects
of Showy Goldenrod


Solidago speciosa (Showy Goldenrod)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen; flies suck nectar or feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; observations are from Robertson, Reed, Hilty, Grundel & Pavlovic, Swengel & Swengel, Grundel et al., Tuell et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq (Rb, Re, Gnd, Tll); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis (Re), Bombus auricomus sn (Rb), Bombus griseocollis (Re), Bombus impatiens sn fq (Rb, Re, Gnd, Tll), Bombus pensylvanicus sn fq (Rb), Bombus vagans (Re), Psithyrus ashtoni sn (Re), Psithyrus variabilis sn (Rb); Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus scutellaris sn (Re); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (Gnd, Tll); Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys octodentata sn (Re); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile latimanus (Re)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlora pura (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Augochloropsis metallica (Gnd), Halictus parallelus (Tll), Lasioglossum spp. (Re), Lasioglossum admirandum fq (Tll), Lasioglossum cressonii (Gnd), Lasioglossum heterognathum (Re), Lasioglossum leucozonium (Tll), Lasioglossum michiganense (Gnd), Lasioglossum pilosum (Re, Tll), Lasioglossum vierecki (Gnd); Halictidae (Sphecodini): Sphecodes mandibularis sn (Gnd); Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes simulans armata cp olg (Re, Gnd); Colletidae (Hylaeinae): Hylaeus mesillae (Gnd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena spp. (Tll), Andrena hirticincta cp olg (Re), Andrena nubecula cp olg (Re), Andrena placata cp olg (Re); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Heterosarus nebrascensis (Re)

Wasps
Scoliidae: Campsomeris ephippium (Re); Tiphiidae: Myzinum maculata (Re); Vespidae: Dolichovespula arenaria (Re), Polistes fuscata (Rb, Re), Vespula vidua (Re); Vespidae (Eumeninae): Eumenes crucifera (Re); Braconidae: Chelonus sericeus (Re)

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis dimidiatus (Re), Eristalis stipator (Re), Helophilus fasciatus (Re); Tachinidae: Archytas sp. (Re)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Vanessa cardui (Re), Vanessa virginiensis (Rb); Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis fq (GP, Sw)

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis fq (Rb, Re)

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn fq (Rb, Wms); Meloidae: Epicauta pennsylvanica sn fq (Rb, H)


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