Hunt's Bumble Bee  (two photos)
Bombus huntii 


bumblebee
Beautiful Bombus huntii bumble bee at North Arm of Pineview Reservoir.  Carol Davis, 9-28-2008


orange bumblebee
This is one of a few species of bumble bees that have orange on them.  They are gorgeous! I'm pretty sure this one, gathering nectar
at the Jordanelle Dam wetlands, is Bombus huntii.  Bumble bees are pretty docile but can get irritated if you hang around them
too much. They might chase you off or (rarely) sting if they feel threatened but, if you make no sudden movements, they
 usually just ignore you. There is a more detailed photo of another Bombus huntii here.  Carol Davis, 5-27-2007

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