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

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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:

Posted by michael about 4 years ago (Flag)
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I think it is B. bimaculatus queen

Posted by kpmcfarland about 4 years ago (Flag)

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 about 4 years ago (Flag)
Posted by pinkpimpernel over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Bumble Bees - Photo (c) sankax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
john8's ID: Bumble Bees (Genus Bombus)
Posted by john8 over 1 year ago (Flag)
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Bumble Bees - Photo (c) sankax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
Community ID: Bumble Bees (Genus Bombus)
pinkpimpernel john8 2 people agree
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