Flower-Visiting Insects
of Tall Coreopsis


Coreopsis tripteris (Tall Coreopsis)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar; flies mostly suck nectar, otherwise they feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; most observations are from Robertson, otherwise they are from Petersen, Mitchell, Grundel & Pavlovic, Krombein et al., Grundel et al., and Williams as indicated below)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp (Rb, Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus bimaculatus (Pt), Bombus fervidus (Pt), Bombus impatiens sn (Rb, Gnd), Bombus pensylvanica sn fq; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (Gnd), Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp, Ceratina strenua (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Epeolus pusillus sn, Triepeolus concavus sn, Triepeolus donatus sn, Triepeolus lunatus lunatus sn; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes agilis sn, Melissodes boltoniae (Mch), Melissodes coloradensis sn cp, Melissodes dentiventris sn, Melissodes nivea sn, Melissodes rustica sn, Melissodes trinodis sn (Rb, Gnd), Svastra obliqua obliqua sn cp fq; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys alternata sn (Gnd); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn, Megachile melanophaea (Pt), Megachile montivaga sn, Megachile petulans sn cp fq, Megachile pugnata (Gnd)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericeus (Gnd), Agapostemon splendens (Gnd), Augochlora pura (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata fq (Gnd), Augochloropsis metallica metallica sn, Augochloropsis sumptuosa (Gnd), Halictus ligatus sn cp fq (Rb, Gnd), Halictus rubicundus (Pt), Lasioglossum coreopsis sn cp, Lasioglossum coriaceum sn (Rb, Gnd), Lasioglossum pectorale sn (Rb, Gnd), Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn, Lasioglossum tegularis sn cp, Lasioglossum versatus sn cp; Melittidae: Hesperapis carinata (Gnd); Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena accepta sn cp; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Calliopsis andreniformis (Kr), Calliopsis coloradensis sn cp, Heterosarus labrosiformis labrosiformis sn, Heterosarus solidaginis sn, Perdita bequaerti (Gnd)

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembicinae): Bicyrtes ventralis; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Philanthus gibbosus; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Ammophila kennedyi, Ammophila nigricans, Ammophila pictipennis, Ammophila procera, Eremnophila aureonotata; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Euodynerus annulatus, Stenodynerus anormis; Scoliidae: Scolia bicincta


Flies
Syrphidae: Syritta pipiens sn, Trichopsomyia apisaon fp; Bombyliidae: Lepidophora lepidocera sn, Poeciloanthrax alcyon sn, Sparnopolius confusus sn fq, Systoechus vulgaris sn; Conopidae: Zodion obliquefasciatum sn; Tachinidae: Clausicella geniculata sn, Plagiomima spinosula sn

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Danaus plexippus, Phyciodes tharos; Lycaenidae: Lycaeides melissa samuelis (GP)

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Polites themistocles

Beetles
Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn (Rb, Wms)


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