species by colour-pattern group
on the bee that most closely matches the pale-band pattern
for a yellow/white-tailed bumblebee (A3).
bands' refer to the most anterior dorsal transverse
bands of hair of any colour other than black, and where
the band must cover parts of the body other than the
'tail' or head.
beside the colour-pattern diagrams show the numbers
of species in each colour-pattern group. When you move
the mouse over a colour-pattern diagram, either it lists
the species with that pattern, or if the species form
a significant geographical colour group, then it shows
the group code. Clicking on these groups links to the
pages on the group. This colour-pattern
classification was derived using workers alone and
therefore excludes Psithyrus.
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