Flower-Visiting Insects
of Wingstem


Verbesina alternifolia (Wingstem)
(Bees collect pollen or suck nectar, beetles suck nectar or feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; one observation is from MacRae as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp fq; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus griseocallis sn, Bombus impatiens sn cp, Bombus pensylvanica sn, Bombus vagans sn cp; Anthophoridae (Epeolini): Triepeolus remigatus sn

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Lasioglossum coriaceus sn; Andrenidae (Panurginae): Heterosarus labrosiformis labrosiformis cp

Wasps
Scoliidae: Scolia bicincta sn

Flies
Syrphidae: Syrphus ribesii sn

Butterflies
Lycaenidae: Celastrina argiolus sn

Beetles
Buprestidae: Acmaeodera pulchella (McR); Cantharidae: Chauliognathus pennsylvanicus sn icp


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