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A very large fuzzy bumblebee in Missouri Botanic Garden St. Louis MO - Bombus pensylvanicus

A very large fuzzy bumblebee in Missouri Botanic Garden St. Louis MO - Bombus pensylvanicus
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
September 19, 2019
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A very large fuzzy bumblebee in Missouri Botanic Garden St. Louis MO - Bombus pensylvanicus A very large fuzzy bumblebee in Missouri Botanic Garden St. Louis MO - Bombus pensylvanicus

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Could it be...
A wasp?

I know, wasps usually have the yellow "painted on" while bees have fuzz, but...

It just looks too long and narrow for a bumblebee. The "waist" also looks quite thin. And the rear legs look kind of skinny. Bumblebees have "pollen baskets," and that flower (looks like a rose of sharon) has plenty of pollen.

The only wasps I am familiar with that have fuzz are "velvet ants." The females don't have wings, so look like ants. The males, however, do have wings. I've only seen "cow killers" which are red. But some, like this one, are yellow.

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