Flower-Visiting Insects
of Tall Ironweed


Vernonia gigantea (Tall Ironweed)
(A scientific synonym of this plant is Vernonia altissima. Insect activity is unspecified; information is limited to bees; observations are from Smith et al., Grundel et al., and Discover Life)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera (Gnd); Apidae (Bombini): Bombus impatiens (Gnd), Bombus pensylvanicus (Smh); Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina calcarata (Gnd), Ceratina dupla (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes denticulata (Gnd); Anthophoridae (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica (DL); Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis (DL), Megachile inimica sayi (Gnd), Megachile latimanus (DL), Megachile mendica (DL)

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon splendens (Gnd), Augochlorella aurata (Gnd), Halictus ligatus (Gnd)


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