Journal archives for June 2018

June 09, 2018

Guide to Bumble Bees of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana

Identifying bumble bees can be tricky, but once you know what to look for, the species within this region can be recognized fairly easily (as long as the photo shows the key characters).

Hopefully, this guide will be helpful: Guide to Bumble Bees of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Kansas (and probably Missouri)

@neylon has put together a more detailed guide for distinguishing Bombus impatiens, bimaculatus, & griseocollis

For some species, males can look quite different than females. In fact, at one point in the past, B. pensylvanicus males were classified as a different genus! Males and females of B. sonorus and pensylvanicus can be compared here (assuming they're annotated correctly):

I'm far from being a bumble bee expert, so let me know how this can be improved.

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Posted on June 09, 2018 12:56 by pfau_tarleton pfau_tarleton | 16 comments | Leave a comment