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Photo#49861
Cuckoo Bee - Melecta - male

Cuckoo Bee - Melecta - Male
Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada
April 22, 2006
Size: 20 mm
Bumble Bee ... but which one?

Moved
Moved from Melecta.

Moved
Moved from Melecta.

Moved

not a bumble bee
Sorry - this is a Melecta (a type of Cuckoo bee that generally attacks Anthophora species). Note the very stubby marginal cell in the wing - Bombus has a very elongated marginal cell. Also note the slightly thickened antennae, and lack of a scopa.

 
Melecta pacifica fulvida
Seems to be Melecta pacifica fulvida.

 
Thanks ...
... for the ID.

Bombus diversus?
Do you have this Bombus diversus from Japan in BC?

 
Sorry, I have no idea
It was the first time I saw that Bumble Bee and it attrakted my eyes. Would like to know what it is by myself ;)

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