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Sandwiched Bumblebee (vertical)

Bonnie Robert

Virginia Beach, United States

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I found this Bumblebee in a garden across the street from the U.S. Conservatory in Washington DC on June 21, 2009. I believe it is a worker Bee

Species Bombus pensylvanicus – American Bumble Bee

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata – Bees, Ants, and other Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) – Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Bombini (Bumble Bees)
Genus Bombus (Bumble Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Thoracobombus)
Species pensylvanicus (American Bumble Bee)

Size
Queen 21 – 25 mm//Worker 14 – 18 mm//Male 16 – 22 mm

Identification
Queens have yellow fur on the forward part of the abdomen and the forward part of the thorax. The remainder is black and furry.

See detailed description of queen and male at discoverlife.org.

Range
Eastern North America from Quebec to Florida; its subspecies (or a closely related species) sonorus occurs west to California.

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