Flower-Visiting Insects
of Swamp Aster


Aster puniceus (Swamp Aster)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen; flies suck nectar or feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; all observations are from Graenicher.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis melliera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis sn cp, Bombus grieocallis sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn, Bombus ternarius sn, Bombus vagans sn cp; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes rustica sn cp; Anthophoride (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica sn cp; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys rufitarsis rufitarsis sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile centuncularis sn cp, Megachile latimanus sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn cp, Halictus confusus sn cp, Halictus rubicunda sn cp, Lasioglossum connexus sn cp, Lasioglossum coriaceus sn, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes americana sn; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena asteris sn cp, Andrena helianthi sn cp, Andrena hirticincta sn cp

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembecinae): Bembix americana; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris clypeata, Philanthus gibbosus; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Sphex ichneumonea; Vespidae: Polistes fuscata; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus adiabatus, Ancistrocerus antilope

Flies
Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa decora, Poecilanthrax halcyon, Sparnopolius confusus, Villa fulviana; Conopidae: Physocephala tibialis; Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua, Eristalinus aeneus, Eristalis dimidiatus, Eristalis flavipes, Eristalis tenax, Eristalis transversus, Helophilus fasciatus, Helophilus latifrons, Platycheirus obscurus, Sericomyia militaris, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Syritta pipiens, Tropidia quadrata; Calliphoridae: Calliphora vicina, Cochliomyia macellaria, Lucilia illustris, Pollenia rudis; Muscidae: Graphomya maculata, Musca domestica, Stomoxys calcitrans; Tachinidae: Chaetogaedia analis, Leucostoma simplex, Phasia fumosa, Phasia occidentalis, Siphona geniculata, Spallanzania hesperidarum, Tachina algens, Tachinomyia panaetius

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Boloria selene myrina, Danaus plexippus, Phyciodes tharos, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa virginiensis; Pieridae: Colias philodice, Pieris rapae, Pontia protodice

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Poanes hobomok, Poanes hobomok pocohantas

Moths
Noctuidae: Anagrapha falcifera, Helicoverpa zea; Sesiidae: Cisseps fulvicollis


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