Bombus rufocinctus

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Bombus rufocinctus, I_ADG33
Adalbert Goertz

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Bombus rufocinctus (Apidae) in the Colorado Rockies. South Divide at 9300 ft (N38 54.857', W105 9.641'), Teller County, Colorado, USA. June 20, 2006. Center of 2thx and of T1T2 hairless black or nearly so in this color phase. Size: L = 22 mm. This queen was found on Thermopsis divaricarpa - L.W.Macior (1974) found B. rufocinctus at elevations of 1830-3970 m (5500-12000 ft). P.A.Byron found it at elevations of 5000-7500 ft. B.rufocinctus is highly variable and most confusing.


title Bombus rufocinctus
country United States
state/province CO
county El Paso
city/place Colorado Springs
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 38.9_-104.7
when yyyymmdd hr:mn 20060629
who Adalbert Goertz
plant/host/prey Thermopsis divaricarpa - Golden Banner
best guess identification Bombus rufocinctus

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