Bombus appositus

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Bombus appositus, I_ADG29
Adalbert Goertz

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Bombus appositus (Apidae) in Colorado Springs, Sonderman Park, 6150 ft (N 38 51.4', W104 50.2'), El Paso County, Colorado, USA. July 3, 2007. Size: L = 20 mm. Center of 2thx and of T1T2 hairless black or nearly so. Found on Carduus nutans - Musk Thistle. Queen. L.W.Macior (1974) found nests in the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies at an elevation of 2620-2928 m (8600-9600 ft). P.A.Byron (1980) states that the preferred elevation is 8500-10000 ft. This find is at much lower elevation.

title Bombus appositus
country United States
state/province CO
county El Paso
city/place Colorado Springs
site/street/trail Sondrman Park
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 38.9_-104.7
when yyyymmdd hr:mn 20070703
who Adalbert Goertz
plant/host/prey Carduus nutans - Musk Thistle.
best guess identification Bombus appositus

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