Flower-Visiting Insects
of Sweet Coneflower


Rudbeckia subtomentosa (Sweet Coneflower)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar; beetles usually feed on pollen, otherwise they suck nectar; flies mostly suck nectar; other insects suck nectar; one observation is from Williams as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp fq; Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus bifasciatus sn, Triepeolus lunatus concolor sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes rustica sn, Melissodes trinodis sn cp fq, Svastra obliqua obliqua sn cp fq, Svastra petulca petulca sn cp; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn fq, Megachile campanulae campanulae sn, Megachile inimica sayi sn cp, Megachile parallela parallela sn, Megachile petulans sn cp fq

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Halictus confusus sn cp fq, Halictus ligatus sn cp fq, Halictus parallelus sn, Lasioglossum albipennis sn cp, Lasioglossum coreopsis sn cp, Lasioglossum coriaceus sn, Lasioglossum imitatus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum pectoralis sn cp fq, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum versatus sn cp fq, Lasioglossum zephyrus sn; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Heterosarus albitarsis sn cp, Heterosarus rudbeckiae sn cp fq olg, Heterosarus solidaginis sn cp fq

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bembix nubilipennis, Bicyrtes ventralis fq, Glenostictia pictifrons; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi, Ammophila nigricans fq, Ammophila pictipennis fq, Eremnophila aureonotata, Prionyx atrata, Prionyx thomae; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus annulatus fq, Euodynerus boscii, Pterocheilus quinquefasciatus, Stenodynerus anormis fq; Tiphiidae: Myzinum quinquecincta; Scoliidae: Scolia bicincta; Ichneumonidae: Ceratogastra ornata

Flies
Syrphidae: Eristalis stipator sn fq, Eristalis transversus sn fq, Orthonevra nitida sn, Sphaerophoria contiqua sn, Syritta pipiens sn, Toxomerus geminatus sn, Toxomerus marginatus sn fp fq, Toxomerus politus sn; Empidae: Empis clausa sn fq; Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa decora sn, Exoprosopa fascipennis sn fq, Lepidophora lepidocera sn, Pthiria cincta sn fq (Coquillett, MS), Sparnopolius confusus sn fq, Systoechus vulgaris sn fq, Tmenophlebia aldrichi sn, Toxophora amphitea sn; Conopidae: Thecophora occidensis sn, Zodion obliquefasciatum sn; Tachinidae: Clausicella floridensis sn, Cylindromyia euchenor sn, Cylindromyia fumipennis sn, Gymnoclytia occidua sn fq, Leucostoma simplex sn, Phasia purpurascens sn, Plagiomima spinosula sn fq, Siphona geniculata sn, Spallanzania hesperidarum sn fq, Tachinomyia panaetius sn; Anthomyiidae: Leucophora siphonina sn; Sarcophagidae: Sphixapata trilineata sn; Muscidae: Neomyia cornicina sn; Milichiidae: Eusiphona mira sn; Chloropidae: Olcella cinerea sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Chlosyne nycteis, Limenitis archippus, Phyciodes tharos fq; Lycaenidae: Celastrina argiolus, Everes comyntas, Lycaena hyllus, Strymon melinus; Pieridae: Colias philodice, Pontia protodice

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Polites themistocles

Moths
Ctenuchidae: Cisseps fulvicollis

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn (Rb, Wms); Cerambycidae: Batyle suturale fp; Curculionidae: Odontocorynus scutellum-album fp

Plant Bugs
Miridae: Adelphocoris rapidus, Lygus lineolaris; Pentatomidae: Euschistus ictericus; Rhopalidae: Harmostes reflexulus


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