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Bombus perplexus (confusing bumble bee)
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Unlike most other Minnesota bumble bees, Bombus perplexus does not have obvious black hairs between the wing bases. The sides of the thorax are often black. Although variable, the first two to three abdominal segments are typically yellow with the remaining abdominal segments black. The malar space is slightly longer than it is wide.
Nests are found underground.
Bombus perplexus colonies usually end their active period in early summer.
Commonly Used Flower
Angelica, Hydrangea, Malus, Rhododendron, Rubus, Vaccinium, Campanula, Cirsium, Hypericum, Lonicera, Melilotus, Penstemon, Tilia
IUCN species of least concern
Williams, P., Thorp, R., Richardson, L., & Colla, S. (2014). Bumble bees of North America : An identification guide. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Minnesota Record Map
These data are from the Minnesota Bee Atlas project.