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All Yellow Bumble Bee - First in my Yard - Bombus pensylvanicus

All Yellow Bumble Bee - First in my Yard - Bombus pensylvanicus
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
September 23, 2019
feeding on gaillardia in my front flower bed; I was able to get clear photos and immediately noticed it has yellow hairs covering the thorax and abdominal segments; Yellow hairs extended all the way to the end of the body. A black stripe or bald area on the thorax. The head seemed to be black without noticeable hair; brown wings; I have looked at several "yellow" bumble bees, but none seem to match plus not in my area. 80F; sunny

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How do I tell the difference between...
a Bombus fervidus and a Bombus pensylvanicus? Is there much of a sexual dimorphism between males and females? Both bees are yellow, but the photos that match the pensylvanicus seem to have more black on the end of the abdomen. The black between the wings seems larger too. I always appreciate your expertise and patience with us citizen scientists building our knowledge base.
Thanks for any further information you can give me.

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