This flower had 3 different kind of bugs on it. I got the 2 larger insects identified but have no clue who the tiny guy to the left is. If you know, please tell me.
The bee is from the Lithurgopsis genus and they differ from honey bees in the fact that they use their abdomen instead of their legs to gather pollen. The larger bug is from the family called plant bugs, it is a Red-spotted Aster Mirid.
Bee (Lithurgopsis sp)
Red-spotted Aster Mirid (Polymerus basalis)
unknown goofy looking bug
Black-Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta)