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B. affinis, B. perplexus, or B. vagans. Which is it?


Best Answer ConcordAntman , April 29 2022 - 3:00 AM

Interesting, B. perplexus or B. vagans. I’m seeing it here almost as frequently as B. impatiens. I just looked through Paul Williams “Bumblebees of North America” and checked the photos on iNaturalist. I think it’s B. vagans. Thanks!

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#1 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted April 28 2022 - 6:04 PM

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I’ve had a few sightings of this bumblebee but haven’t been able to identify it. B. affinis, B. perplexus, or B. vagans. Suggestions appreciated!

 

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#2 Offline T.C. - Posted April 29 2022 - 12:27 AM

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It's not Bombus affinis for sure. Bombus perplexus most likely.  But Bombus vagans is a little bit more wide spread and certainly more common where I'm from.


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#3 Offline ConcordAntman - Posted April 29 2022 - 3:00 AM   Best Answer

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Interesting, B. perplexus or B. vagans. I’m seeing it here almost as frequently as B. impatiens. I just looked through Paul Williams “Bumblebees of North America” and checked the photos on iNaturalist. I think it’s B. vagans. Thanks!


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