Bumblebees on Wild Purple Morning Glories (Ipomoea cordatotriloba)
Male perching on highest features in open grassland (SW grand view alley of bnp). Lots of zooming and perching
I estimated there were 20-25 of these bumble bees almost exclusively visiting the purple flowers of a large patch of Ivy-leaf Morning Glory (Ipomoea cordatotriloba) along the unmowed creek side.
A bumblebee is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. There are over 250 known species, existing primarily in the Northern Hemisphere although they also occur in South America. They have been introduced to New Zealand and the Australian state of Tasmania.