California Bumble Bee
Bombus californicus

male Bombus californicus
I found this male Bombus californicus on Antelope Island way back in 2005. It always pays
to go back through your photos from when you first start shooting insects. Once in a while you
may find a surprise.  © Carol Davis 7-31-2005

california bumble bee
These beautiful bumble bees have a black face and the males look quite different from the females.
The females have a mostly black body and sport a yellow stripe on the abdomen and on the
thorax.  Check out the females here on Bugguide.  © Carol Davis 7-31-2005

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