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Species Bombus flavifrons - Yellow-fronted Bumble Bee

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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 (Anthophila (Apoidea) - 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 flavifrons (Yellow-fronted Bumble Bee)
Explanation of Names
Author: Cresson, 1863
Identification
The typical form is very similar to B. centralis in that a yellow T1-T2 contrast with a red T3-T4, but flavifrons has a longer malar space and black hairs intermixed on the scutum anterior to the black interalar band.
Range
Widely distributed in North America. Well known from the Pacific Northwest and high elevations in the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat
Tends to be more humid and forested or at higher elevations than cnetralis.
Food
Long-tongued for its subgenus so visits flowers with rather long corolla tubes.

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