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Aug 6, 2013 1:20 AM

Is this a Gypsy Cockoo Bee? (Bombus bohemicus)?

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Amber or dusky wings, soft gold band on upper thorax, black and white stripes on lower abdomen and tail, no pollen sacs.


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    Aug 4, 2013 11:05 AM (in response to thebeesknees)
    Re: Is this a Gypsy Cockoo Bee?

    Either that or Bombus vestalis - but I would lean towards Bombus bohemicus. The best character to split them is by microscopic study of the 6th tergite (ventral plates).

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