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Bombus affinis? Alexandria, VA


Best Answer ANTdrew , June 6 2021 - 8:59 AM

Oh well. I heard back from Droege, and this is Bombus griseocollis, the brown belted bumblebee. Still cool to add a new species to my list here in my native garden. Go to the full post


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#1 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 6 2021 - 8:06 AM

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Could this possibly be the endangered rusty patch bumblebee? Focus on the second abdominal segment; I clearly see a rusty patch. I emailed Sam Droege at the USGS for confirmation. What do you all think?

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#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 6 2021 - 8:59 AM   Best Answer

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Oh well. I heard back from Droege, and this is Bombus griseocollis, the brown belted bumblebee. Still cool to add a new species to my list here in my native garden.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 6 2021 - 1:48 PM

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In my yard I’ve seen the following bumblebee species: Bombus impatiens, B. bimaculatus, B. pennsylvanicus, B. perplexus, B. griseocollis.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

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