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Bumble Bee: Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern)? B. perplexus (Confusing)? B. borealis (Northern Amber)? - Bombus perplexus

Bumble Bee: Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern)? B. perplexus (Confusing)? B. borealis (Northern Amber)? - Bombus perplexus
Nr Rockwood, Halton Region, Ontario, Canada
September 14, 2019
Late morning, overcast day, taken after sun popped out.

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Bumble Bee: Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern)? B. perplexus (Confusing)? B. borealis (Northern Amber)? - Bombus perplexus Bumble Bee: Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern)? B. perplexus (Confusing)? B. borealis (Northern Amber)? - Bombus perplexus Bumble Bee: Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern)? B. perplexus (Confusing)? B. borealis (Northern Amber)? - Bombus perplexus Bumble Bee: Bombus fervidus (Golden Northern)? B. perplexus (Confusing)? B. borealis (Northern Amber)? - Bombus perplexus

Moved

 
Thank you!
Thank you all so much for your helpful input and final ID resolution! I'm delighted with the Bombus perplexus concurrence.

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Moved from Bumble Bees.

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Moved from ID Request.

The "B" denotes "Bombus"
Yes, sorry. This is a Bumble Bee. What I'm wondering is whether it might be: Bombus fervidus; or Bombus perplexus; or perhaps Bombus borealis?

Originally I believed it to be Bombus flavifrons (seemingly the closest resemblance overall), however, B. flavifrons is apparently considered to be a more Western species...

 
re:
B. fervidus and borealis males both have black bands of hair on the thorax.
I am not familiar with B. flavifrons and some of the other northern species, but this looks like every male perplexus I've seen (entirely yellow thoracial hair is a prominent feature), and it keys out to such in the DiscoverLife guide.

Hold on for an expert, they'll move it to the proper species.

 
Bombus perplexus male
Bombus fervidus & B. borealis have black on thorax as stated. Bombus flavifrons does not fly in Ontario.

 
Thank you so much, Molly for
Thank you so much, Molly for your helpful comments. Looks like the experts settled for a general ID of “Bombus” (which I knew). I am in agreement with your observation, and will therefore go with Bombus perplexus male as a species ID, having just completed my own search at the DiscoverLife guide

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they mean
Bombus. My vote is a male perplexus.

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