Flower-Visiting Insects
of Many-Rayed Aster


Aster anomalus (Many-Rayed Aster)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen, other insects suck nectar; one obervation is from Krombein et al. as indicated below, otherwise observations are from Robertson)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis mellifera sn cp; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus impatiens sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn fq, Psithyrus variabilis sn; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes dentiventris sn cp, Melissodes rustica sn cp, Melissodes trinodis sn cp; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile brevis brevis sn cp, Megachile latimanus sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Augochlora purus sn, Halictus ligatus sn cp, Lasioglossum pectoralis sn cp, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes americana sn cp, Colletes compactus sn cp; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena asteris sn cp olg, Andrena simplex cp olg (Kr), Andrena solidaginis sn cp olg

Wasps
Braconidae: Chelonus sericeus

Flies
Syrphidae: Dasysyrphus venustus, Eristalis transversus; Bombyliidae: Poecilanthrax alcyon, Sparnopolius confusus; Empididae: Empis clausa; Tachinidae: Plagiomima spinosula; Calliphoridae: Cochliomyia macellaria

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Phyciodes tharos; Pieridae: Colias cesonia, Phoebis sennae, Pieris rapae, Pontia protodice

Beetles
Meloidae: Epicauta pensylvanica sn np

Plant Bugs
Lygaeidae: Lygaeus turcicus


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