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855 Quarry Rd., Perkinsville, VT, US (Google, OSM)
43.3734709257, -72.5328969955
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Description

ID could be incorrect. First two terga all yellow, rather long face, black spot on thorax.

May. 13, 2012 14:48:49 -0400
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There are some species in this area which are quite similar to B. Vagrans. Following links may be helpfull for you:
http://www.pollinator.org/PDFs/BumbleBeeGuide2011.pdf
or
http://www.bumblebee.org/NorthAmerica.htm

Posted by michael over 2 years ago (Flag)
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I think it is B. bimaculatus queen

Posted by kpmcfarland over 2 years ago (Flag)
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I got to the part of the key that separated B. bimaculatus from B. vagans and chose B. vagans based on the T2 pile beings yellow at the sides.
Notably -- I collected this bee on Saturday. It spent the afternoon in soapy water in a vial, underwent towel drying, alcohol dip, more towel drying, and then blow drying, then laid on the counter until I got around to pinning it that night. Keyed it out the next day then stuck the pin in some styrofoam and into a box. Just now -- another 24 hrs later -- got it out to look again and it is WIGGLING around on the pin. Now that is tenacity!

Posted by shindinger over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Posted by pinkpimpernel about 1 month ago (Flag)
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