Black-tailed bumblebee

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Black-tailed bumblebee
Bombus melanopygus 10904.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Bombus
Subgenus: Pyrobombus
Species: B. melanopygus
Binomial name
Bombus melanopygus
Nylander, 1848

The black-tailed bumblebee, Bombus melanopygus,[1] is a species of bumblebee native to western North America from British Columbia to California, and as far east as Idaho.[2]

In the southern part of its range, the second and third segments of the abdomen are black instead of the red color seen in the northern populations, and this black color form was formerly known as Bombus edwardsii.[3]


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