Bombus melanopygus Nylander, 1848

Bombinae, Apidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

Matthew P. Kweskin

31 Mar 1997

Thorax Head Abdomen
Scutum mixture of yellow and black pile infront of tegulae; scutellum yellow; pleura yellow and black mixed. Face with mixed yellow and black pile. Gastral terga 1 yellow laterally, 2 and 3 orange, and 4 through 6 with black pile.

Identification- This species can be identified by the orange pile on its second and third gastral terga.

Geography- B. melanopygus is found in Southern British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Northern California.

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Last modified: 31 Mar 1997
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