Bombus rufocinctus

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Bombus rufocinctus, I_ADG37
Adalbert Goertz

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Bombus rufocinctus (Apidae) in the Colorado Rockies, US Highway 24 East of Divide at about 9000 ft (N38 57.206',W105 07.480), Teller County, Colorado, USA. June 15, 2006. Size: L = 23 mm Found on Thermopsis divaricarpa - Golden Pea. Bombus flavifrons was also foraging. Widely distributed in the US incl. Alaska and Canada.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 Colorado Rockies
city/place US Highway 24 East of Divide at about 9000 ft
MAPdecimal latitude_longitude ••• 39_-105.5
when yyyymmdd hr:mn 20060615
who Adalbert Goertz
plant/host/prey Thermopsis divaricarpa - Golden Pea
best guess identification Bombus rufocinctus

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