Flower-Visiting Insects
of Sweet Joe-Pye Weed


Eupatoriadelphus purpureus (Sweet Joe-Pye Weed)
(Also known as Eupatorium purpureum and Eutrochium purpureum. Bees suck nectar or collect pollen; bee flies suck nectar, while other flies usually feed on pollen; beetles feed suck nectar or feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; observations are from Robertson, Graenicher, Hilty, Williams, and Lovell as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn fq (Rb, Gr); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis sn (Gr), Bombus auricomus sn (Rb), Bombus impatiens sn fq (Rb), Bombus pensylvanica sn cp (Gr), Bombus ternarius sn (Gr), Bombus vagans sn cp (Gr); Anthophoridae (Ceratini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn (Gr); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis sn (Rb), Melissodes bimaculata bimaculata sn (Rb), Melissodes rustica sn cp (Gr); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica sn (Gr); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile centuncularis sn (Gr), Megachile latimanus sn cp (Gr), Megachile pugnatus sn (Gr)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Halictus confusus sn cp (Gr)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembecinae): Bembix americana (Gr); Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila procera (Rb), Prionyx atrata (Gr), Sphex pensylvanica (Gr); Vespidae: Polistes carolina (Rb)

Flies
Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa fasciata sn (Rb, Gr), Exoprosopa fascipennis sn (Gr), Poecilanthrax halcyon sn (Gr), Systoechus vulgaris sn (Rb, Gr); Conopidae: Physocephala marginata (Gr); Syrphidae: Epistrophe emarginata (Gr), Eristalis arbustorum (Gr), Eristalis tenax (Gr), Toxomerus geminatus (Gr), Toxomerus marginatus (Gr), Volucella vesicularia fp (Rb); Muscidae: Stomoxys calcitrans (Gr)

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Boloria bellona (Gr), Boloria selene myrina (Gr), Chlosyne nycteis (Rb), Danaus plexippus (Rb, Gr, H), Limenitis archippus (Gr), Nymphalis antiopa (Gr), Phyciodes tharos (Gr), Polygonia comma (Gr), Speyeria cybele (Gr), Vanessa atalanta (Gr), Vanessa virginiensis (Rb, Gr); Pieridae: Colias philodice (Rb, Gr), Pieris rapae (Rb, Gr), Pontia protodice (Rb); Lycaenidae: Lycaena hyllus (Gr); Papilionidae: Battus philenor (Rb), Papilio glaucus (Rb)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Poanes hobomok (Gr), Poanes hobomok pocohantas (Gr), Polites origenes (Gr), Polites peckius (Rb), Staphylus hayhurstii (Rb)

Moths
Arctiidae: Utetheisa bella (Gr); Noctuidae: Anagrapha falcifera (Gr), Feltia jaculifera (Gr), Mamestra sp. (Gr), Mythimna unipuncta (Gr); Sesiidae: Cisseps fulvicollis (Gr), Synanthedon tipuliformis (Gr)

Beetles
Cantharidae:
Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus (Wms); Chrysomelidae: Diabrotica undecimpunctata (Gr); Mordellidae: Mordellistena comata (Lv2), Mordellistena unicolor (Lv2)


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