Bombus occidentalis Greene, 1858

Bombinae, Apidae, Hymenoptera, Insecta, Arthropoda, Animalia

Matthew P. Kweskin

31 Mar 1997


Description-
Thorax Head Abdomen
Scutum in front of tegulae yellow; thoracic pleura black. Pile of face mixture of yellow and black. Gastral terga 5 and 6 white.

Identification- This common species is easily identified by its white pile on gastral terga 5 and 6.

Geography- B. occidentalis is found in the Western states from central British Columbia to central California.



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Last modified: 31 Mar 1997
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