Flower-Visiting Insects
of Sawtooth Sunflower


Helianthus grosseserratus (Sawtooth Sunflower)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar; beetles usually feed on pollen & are non-pollinating, otherwise they suck nectar; other insects suck nectar; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Krombein et al., Lisberg & Young, and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus auricomus sn, Bombus fraternus sn fq, Bombus griseocallis sn, Bombus impatiens sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn fq, Bombus vagans sn, Psithyrus variabilis sn fq; Anthophoridae (Anthophorini): Anthophora walshii sn; Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Triepeolus concavus sn fq, Triepeolus cressonii cressonii sn fq, Triepeolus donatus sn, Triepeolus helianthi helianthi sn fq; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis sn cp fq olg, Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn cp, Melissodes boltoniae sn cp fq, Melissodes coloradensis sn cp fq, Melissodes dentiventris sn cp fq, Melissodes menuachus sn, Melissodes nivea sn, Melissodes rustica sn, Melissodes trinodis sn cp fq, Svastra obliqua obliqua sn cp fq; Anthophoridae (Nomadini): Nomada vincta sn fq; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys rufitarsis rufitarsis sn fq; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp, Megachile inimica sayi sn cp, Megachile latimanus sn cp fq, Megachile texana sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Dufoureinae): Dufourea marginatus marginatus sn cp fq olg; Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn cp, Agapostemon texanus texanus sn, Agapostemon virescens sn, Halictus ligatus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum versatus cp; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena accepta sn cp fq olg (Rb, Kr), Andrena duplicata (Kr), Andrena helianthi sn cp fq olg (Rb, Kr); Andrenidae (Panurginae): Heterosarus solidaginis sn cp fq

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bembix americana, Bembix nubilipennis; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Prionyx atrata

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis stipator fq, Eristalis tenax, Eristalis transversus fq, Eupeodes americanus, Helophilus fasciatus, Helophilus latifrons, Syrphus ribesii; Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa decora, Sparnopolius confusus fq, Systoechus vulgaris fq; Conopidae: Robertsonomyia palpalis; Tachinidae: Uramya pristis; Muscidae: Neomyia cornicina; Anthomyiidae: Leucophora siphonina fq

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus fq, Euptoieta claudia, Speyeria cybele, Speyeria idalia, Vanessa cardui fq, Vanessa virginiensis; Pieridae: Colias cesonia, Colias philodice; Papilionidae: Battus philenor

Moths
Arctiidae: Utetheisa bella; Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis; Noctuidae: Anagrapha falcifera

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn (Rb, Wms); Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica longicornis fp np, Diabrotica undecimpunctata fp np; Mordellidae: Mordellistena divisa (LY)

Plant Bugs
Phymatidae: Phymata fasciatus prd


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