Black-tailed Bumble Bee
( Bombus melanopygus edwardsii )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Bombus melanopygus edwardsii
(Nylander ,1848 )
Common Name:Black-tailed Bumble Bee
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Holometabola
Order:Hymenoptera
Suborder:Apocrita
Family:Apidae
Subfamily:Apinae
Tribe:Bombini
Genus:Bombus
Taxon Code:HYM00092
ITIS/TSN:714820

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Rd., Antioch
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB060700
Open Space Location:Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

RECOGNITION
Recognition
Similiar in appearance to B. vosnesenskii, but considerably smaller and fuzzy. Yellow bands of hair appear on the forward thorax, at the rear of the thorax, at the base of the abdomen and near the rear of the abdomen. The terminal band of hair on the abodomen (tip) is black.
Description
Similiar in appearance to B. vosnesenskii, but considerably smaller and fuzzy. Yellow bands of hair appear on the forward thorax, at the rear of the thorax, at the base of the abdomen and near the rear of the abdomen. The terminal band of hair on the abodomen (tip) is black.
Body Length
20 mm.

BIOLOGY

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Species Bombus melanopygus - Black-tailed Bumble Bee. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/15019). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
ITIS.
Guide to the Bombus of San Francisco - by Quinn S. McFrederick


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