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Bombus centralis Cresson, 1864
Life   Insecta   Hymenoptera   Apoidea   Apidae   Bombus
Subgenus: Pyrobombus

Bombus centralis, female, face
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Bombus centralis, female, face

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Bombus centralis, female, side
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Bombus centralis, female, side
Bombus centralis, female, top
Smithsonian Institution, Entomology Department · 9
Bombus centralis, female, top

Bombus centralis FEM mm - f
© Copyright Laurence Packer 2014 · 7
Bombus centralis FEM mm - f
Bombus centralis MALE mm - f
© Copyright Laurence Packer 2014 · 7
Bombus centralis MALE mm - f

Bombus centralis, Great Basin Bumble Bee
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Bombus centralis, Great Basin Bumble Bee
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Identification
Extracted from Bumble Bees and Cuckoo Bumble Bees of California by Thorp, R. (1983).


Discussion. B. centralis belongs to the species group which includes B. caliginosusy flavifivns, and varufykei, and appears most closely related to B. flavifivns. It differs from the California color form of B. flav(fions ("dimidiatus" populations) in having red hair on metasomal tergites 3 and 4 and lacking the intermixture of black hairs among the yellow hair of the anterior scutum. This species exhibits little color variation. Occa-sionally the red hair fades to yellowish in older specimens. Nests of B. centralis were found by Hobbs (1967b).

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Anacardiaceae  Rhus @ EMEC (2)
Araliaceae  Aralia racemosa @ BBSL (1)
Asclepiadaceae  Asclepias welshii @ BBSL (1)
Asteraceae  Aster sp @ BBSL (13)

Centaurea maculosa @ BBSL__JPS (2)

Chrysothamnus nauseosus @ BBSL__JPS (2); BBSL (1)

Chrysothamnus sp @ BBSL__JPS (1)

Cirsium canescens @ BBSL__JPS (1)

Cirsium cymosum @ EMEC (3)

Cirsium sp @ BBSL__JPS (2); BBSL (108)

Cirsium @ EMEC (7)

Ericameria nauseosa @ BBSL (1)

Ericameria @ CSCA (51); EMEC (10)

Erigeron speciosus @ BBSL (1)

Grindelia squarrosa @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Gutierrezia sarothrae @ EMEC (4)

Helianthus annuus @ BBSL__JPS (1)

Helianthus @ EMEC (3)

Liatris sp @ BBSL (5)

Rudbeckia occidentalis @ BBSL (1)

Senecio serra @ BBSL__JPS (1); BBSL (2)

Senecio sp @ BBSL__JPS (1)

Solidago sp @ BBSL (1)

Taraxacum @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Wyethia @ EMEC (3)
Boraginaceae  Phacelia @ LACM_ENTB (1); EMEC (3)
Brassicaceae  Brassica sp @ BBSL (1)
Cactaceae  Opuntia @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Campanulaceae  Campanula sp @ BBSL (1)
Capparaceae  Cleome lutea @ BBSL (1)

Cleome serrulata @ BBSL__JPS (1)

Cleome sp @ BBSL (8)
Caprifoliaceae  Lonicera sp @ BBSL (1)

Symphoricarpos albus @ BBSL (37)

Symphoricarpos sp @ BBSL__JPS (1)
Cleomaceae  Cleome serrulata @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Dipsacaceae  Dipsacus sp @ BBSL__JPS (2)
Fabaceae  Astragalus sinuatus @ BBSL__BBSLID (1)

Astragalus sp @ BBSL (3)

Caragana @ AMNH_BEE (2)

Lupinus sericeus @ BBSL (2)

Lupinus sp @ BBSL (14)

Lupinus @ UCRC_ENT (1); EMEC (1)

Melilotus alba @ BBSL (1)

Melilotus albus @ EMEC (2)

Melilotus sp @ BBSL (6); BBSL__JPS (1)

Robinia neomexicana @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Trifolium pratense @ BBSL__JPS (1)

Trifolium sp @ BBSL (14)

Vicia sp @ BBSL (1)
Gentianaceae  Frasera speciosa @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Geraniaceae  Geranium fremontii @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Geranium sp @ BBSL (13)

Geranium viscosissimum @ BBSL (1)

Geranium @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Hydrophyllaceae  Hydrophyllum capitatum @ BBSL (2)

Phacelia hastata @ BBSL__JPS (23); BBSL (3)

Phacelia leptosepala @ BBSL (10)

Phacelia leucophylla @ BBSL__JPS (1)

Phacelia linearis @ BBSL (7)

Phacelia sp @ BBSL__JPS (6)
Lamiaceae  Agastache sp @ BBSL (5)

Agastache urticifolia @ EMEC (5)

Marrubium sp @ BBSL (2)

Monarda fistulosa @ BBSL (2)

Monarda sp @ BBSL (33)

Monardella sp @ AMNH_BEE (4); BBSL (8)

Monardella @ AMNH_BEE (7)

Stachys sp @ BBSL (1)
Liliaceae  Allium cepa @ BBSL (2)

Allium sp @ BBSL (37)
Loasaceae  Mentzelia @ EMEC (3)
Malvaceae  Alcea rosea @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Sphaeralcea sp @ BBSL (1)
Mertensiidae  Mertensia sp @ BBSL (3)
Onagraceae  Clarkia pulchella @ EMEC (5)

Epilobium angustifolium @ EMEC (2)

Epilobium sp @ BBSL (17)

Epilobium @ EMEC (1)

Oenothera latifolia @ EMEC (1)
Paeoniaceae  Paeonia brownii @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Plantaginaceae  Keckiella rothrockii @ LACM_ENTB (11)

Linaria vulgaris @ DART_ENT (1)

Linaria @ AMNH_BEE (3)

Penstemon procerus @ EMEC (2)

Penstemon sp @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Polygonaceae  Eriogonum nudum @ EMEC (1)

Eriogonum sp @ BBSL__JPS (1)

Eriogonum umbellatum @ BBSL__JPS (2)

Eriogonum @ EMEC (1)
Ranunculaceae  Aquilegia @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Delphinium sp @ BBSL (1)

Delphinium @ UCRC_ENT (1); LACM_ENTB (1)

Ranunculus sp @ BBSL__JPS (1)
Rosaceae  Chamaebatiaria millefolium @ BBSL__JPS (2)

Fragaria sp @ BBSL (1)

Potentilla sp @ BBSL (3)

Prunus americana @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Rosa nutkana @ BBSL (1)

Rosa sp @ BBSL (11)
Saxifragaceae  Ribes @ EMEC (2)
Scrophulariaceae  Linaria vulgaris @ BBSL (7)

Orthocarpus tenuifolius @ BBSL (1)

Penstemon attenuatus @ BBSL (1)

Penstemon confertus @ BBSL (1)

Penstemon cusickii @ BBSL (1)

Penstemon eriantherus @ BBSL (1)

Penstemon glandulosus @ BBSL (4)

Penstemon humilis @ BBSL (2)

Penstemon sp @ BBSL__JPS (1); BBSL (21)

Penstemon washingtonensis @ BBSL (1)

Penstemon whippleanus @ BBSL (1)

Scrophularia sp @ BBSL (2)
Tiliaceae  Tilia sp @ BBSL (1)
_  Asteraceae @ I_JSA (1)

Lamiaceae sp @ BBSL__JPS (1)

Withheld @ BBSL__YOSE (3); BBSL__ZION (110); BBSL (262)

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Bombus centralis
Bombus centralis
Central Bumble Bee
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© 2015 Christopher L. Christie

Bombus centralis
Bombus centralis
Central Bumble Bee
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© 2015 Christopher L. Christie

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