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cblaing

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July 28, 2014 08:01 PM PDT

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(Somewhere...)

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geodesicsteve

Date

July 4, 2014

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What

Bumble Bee

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geodesicsteve

Date

July 4, 2014

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tessaf

Date

July 4, 2014

Description

A queen B. vos mating on a tomato plant at Cascade p-patch in downtown Seattle.

Photo taken by Bailey Granstrom

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What

Yellow-faced Bumblebee Bombus vosnesenskii

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tessaf

Date

April 18, 2012 02:39 PM PDT

Description

For more information on the habitat and vegetation of the area this bee was found and on the weather the day it was found, please see the journal entry for April 18, 2012 (UW Seattle campus) here on iNaturalist. This yellow-faced bumblebee was found at first lying helplessly on the sidewalk next to the bus stop outside the Lander residence hall. It looked as if one of its wings was hurt, as it didn't fly away even when someone almost stepped on it. This bee might have even been in the last minutes of his life as it seemed incredibly weak. I got tired of seeing people almost killing it, so I got a leaf and had it crawl up onto it so I could take it over to the garden area behind the bus stop where the cherry laurel from a previous entry was located. Yellow-faced bumblebees are common all over western North America and this individual in particular was about 2 cm long, which is common in this species. Queens appear in early spring and begin nurturing their brood in underground colonies with the workers. They incubate the cluster until the adults emerge using thermoregulation, which is derived from honey, pollen, and nectar. Finally, the adult males and young queens leave the nest to mate late in spring and the old males, queens, and workers all die. The new queens overwinter and the cycle repeats itself.

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sara orangetip (Anthocharis sara) Anthocharis sara

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tessaf

Date

May 12, 2012 02:31 PM PDT

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velizo

Date

July 28, 2013

Description

what I think might be a queen

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Genus Eristalis Family Syrphidae

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velizo

Date

July 28, 2013

Description

some kind of fly. close eyes. small antennae.

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velizo

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July 28, 2013

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velizo

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August 1, 2013

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velizo

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August 1, 2013

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Yellow-faced Bumblebee Bombus vosnesenskii

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velizo

Date

August 1, 2013

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velizo

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August 1, 2013

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Honeybee Apis mellifera

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velizo

Date

August 1, 2013

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velizo

Date

August 1, 2013

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velizo

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August 1, 2013

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Honeybee Apis mellifera

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velizo

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August 1, 2013

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Honeybee Apis mellifera

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velizo

Date

August 1, 2013

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velizo

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August 1, 2013

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velizo

Date

July 28, 2013

Place

skyway, wa (Google, OSM)

Description

resting in the grass

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velizo

Date

July 28, 2013

Place

skyway, wa (Google, OSM)

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velizo

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July 28, 2013

Place

skyway, wa (Google, OSM)

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velizo

Date

July 28, 2013

Place

skyway, wa (Google, OSM)

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velizo

Date

August 1, 2013

Description

not sure what kind of bumble bee.

large.

yellow-faced, but not vosnesenskii.

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What

Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

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emmilia

Date

July 19, 2013 10:28 AM PDT

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velizo

Date

July 5, 2013

Description

male, evidenced by straight antennae

on purple flower with many other bee species in Magnuson P-Patch

seen ~10 am

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Bombus griseocallis Genus Bombus

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kathleenskeels

Date

May 30, 2013 01:16 PM PDT

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kathleenskeels

Date

May 30, 2013 11:27 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Bombus on salal, (Gaultheria shallon).

Yellow face

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velizo

Date

May 15, 2013

Description

Female worker Bumblebee on some lupines. She visited the same flowers multiple times. She also has pollen on her leg pollen bags.

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kathleenskeels

Date

May 8, 2013

Description

Bombus on Camassia quamash (camas lilly)

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The Urban Pollination Project seeks to document pollination in and around the Seattle area (Washington State, USA). We welcome photographs of any pollinator/plant interaction. Visit us at www.urbanpollinationproject.org

5523-mini smwaters created this project on May 29, 2012
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