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Species Bombus melanopygus - Black-tailed Bumble Bee

Bombus  (Pyrobombus) melanopygus ? - Bombus melanopygus Bombus - Bombus melanopygus - female Bombus melanopygus? - Bombus melanopygus - male bumblebee - Bombus melanopygus Bombus - Bombus melanopygus Whiskered Bumble Fly (Criorhina bubulcus) - Bombus melanopygus - female Mid-winter Black-tailed Bumblebee - Bombus melanopygus Black-tailed Bumble Bee - Bombus melanopygus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Bombini (Bumble Bees)
Genus Bombus (Bumble Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Pyrobombus)
Species melanopygus (Black-tailed Bumble Bee)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bombus edwardsii; Bombus lacustris; Bombus melampygus
Explanation of Names
Bombus melanopygus Nylander, 1848
Range
mostly w. NA, also in e. NA - Map (Discover Life)
Habitat
Broad, including dry chaparral in California but also humid areas in the Pacific Northwest.
Food
The Hosts section of its Discover Life species page lists known associations based on specimen records and images.
Print References
Owen R.E., Whidden T.L., Plowright R.C. (2010). Genetic and morphometric evidence for the conspecific status of the bumble bees, Bombus melanopygus and Bombus edwardsii. J. Insect Science 10: 109. (Full Text)
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