orange stripe bumble bee

Orange stripe bumble bee

was looking at all the bumble bees in our blueberry bush and there it was, one with an orange stripe. Has any one ever seen one?

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Anonymous says ... on Sunday, May 13 at 8:14 PM

Apparently these are Bombus ternarius, commonly known as the Orange-belted Bumblebee or Tricoloured Bumble Bee

Inappropriate? Alert Us! says ... on Sunday, May 13 at 8:21 PM

I see these orange stripe on my blueberries as well.They seem to be the dominant species around here.I haven`t noticed them many other places.I live at 1800ft.,forested all around with 21/2 acres open to full sun.I also have fruit trees,have never s

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Anonymous says ... on Sunday, May 13 at 8:27 PM

seen a honey bee here and rely on about 4 species of other bees to do my pollenating,from big black and yellow bumbles to small 1/4 dark colored bees.

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Sheila Smith says ... on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:18 AM

All of the other bumble bees were normal black and yellow, this was the only one that was orange stripe. It was a pretty one

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YzoleOwl says ... on Monday, Jun 11 at 11:03 PM

Spotted a few of these in my Spanish lavender 2 weeks ago. First time I had noticed the brilliant orange band between wings and barb. I live 35 miles inland from Waldport, OR

Inappropriate? Alert Us! says ... on Saturday, May 18 at 12:50 PM

I live in Regina Saskatchewan an i just discovered one of these crawling around my basement. I thought it to be quite odd seeing we haven't really had many insects yet due to the long winter we had this year. should i be concerned finding such a thin

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Anonymous says ... on Wednesday, Jul 24 at 3:14 PM

I was looking at my sunflowers and noticed one then another flew in. Does anyone know the species?

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