Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Physical Description

Type Information

Isotype for Aster calderi B. Boivin
Catalog Number: US 1972652
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Card file verified by examination of alleged type specimen
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. A. Calder
Year Collected: 1948
Locality: Fort Chimo., Quebec, Canada, North America
  • Isotype: Boivin, B. 1951. Canad. Field-Naturalist. 65: 14.
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Ecology

Associations

Flower-Visiting Insects of Swamp Aster in Illinois

Aster puniceus (Swamp Aster)
(Bees suck nectar or collect pollen; flies suck nectar or feed on pollen; other insects suck nectar; all observations are from Graenicher.)

Bees (long-tongued)
Apidae (Apinae): Apis melliera sn; Apidae (Bombini): Bombus affinis sn cp, Bombus grieocallis sn, Bombus pensylvanica sn, Bombus ternarius sn, Bombus vagans sn cp; Anthophoridae (Ceratinini): Ceratina dupla dupla sn cp; Anthophoridae (Eucerini): Melissodes rustica sn cp; Anthophoride (Xylocopini): Xylocopa virginica sn cp; Megachilidae (Coelioxini): Coelioxys rufitarsis rufitarsis sn; Megachilidae (Megachilini): Megachile centuncularis sn cp, Megachile latimanus sn cp

Bees (short-tongued)
Halictidae (Halictinae): Agapostemon sericea sn cp, Halictus confusus sn cp, Halictus rubicunda sn cp, Lasioglossum connexus sn cp, Lasioglossum coriaceus sn, Lasioglossum pilosus pilosus sn cp; Colletidae (Colletinae): Colletes americana sn; Andrenidae (Andreninae): Andrena asteris sn cp, Andrena helianthi sn cp, Andrena hirticincta sn cp

Wasps
Sphecidae (Bembecinae): Bembix americana; Sphecidae (Philanthinae): Cerceris clypeata, Philanthus gibbosus; Sphecidae (Sphecinae): Sphex ichneumonea; Vespidae: Polistes fuscata; Vespidae (Eumeninae): Ancistrocerus adiabatus, Ancistrocerus antilope

Flies
Bombyliidae: Exoprosopa decora, Poecilanthrax halcyon, Sparnopolius confusus, Villa fulviana; Conopidae: Physocephala tibialis; Syrphidae: Allograpta obliqua, Eristalinus aeneus, Eristalis dimidiatus, Eristalis flavipes, Eristalis tenax, Eristalis transversus, Helophilus fasciatus, Helophilus latifrons, Platycheirus obscurus, Sericomyia militaris, Sphaerophoria contiqua, Syritta pipiens, Tropidia quadrata; Calliphoridae: Calliphora vicina, Cochliomyia macellaria, Lucilia illustris, Pollenia rudis; Muscidae: Graphomya maculata, Musca domestica, Stomoxys calcitrans; Tachinidae: Chaetogaedia analis, Leucostoma simplex, Phasia fumosa, Phasia occidentalis, Siphona geniculata, Spallanzania hesperidarum, Tachina algens, Tachinomyia panaetius

Butterflies
Nymphalidae: Boloria selene myrina, Danaus plexippus, Phyciodes tharos, Vanessa atalanta, Vanessa virginiensis; Pieridae: Colias philodice, Pieris rapae, Pontia protodice

Skippers
Hesperiidae: Poanes hobomok, Poanes hobomok pocohantas

Moths
Noctuidae: Anagrapha falcifera, Helicoverpa zea; Sesiidae: Cisseps fulvicollis

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: T5 - Secure

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