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Aberrent Bombus impatiens - Bombus impatiens - female

Aberrent Bombus impatiens - Bombus impatiens - Female
Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
September 23, 2020
Our Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum) is still in full bloom and has been popular with the local honey bees (Apis mellifera) and common eastern bumblebees (Bombus impatiens). Today, however, I noticed one of the visiting bumble bees looked different, and realized it's abdominal hair was reddish brown.
After looking online, I think it's just a morph of B. impatiens:


It's been very windy the last couple days, which has made photographing pollinators difficult. My best photos all either have motion blurring or are slightly out of focus, but I felt I had to capture this and post it here since we mostly just have B. impatiens in this neighborhood and I was under the initial impression that this was a different species. Still, I am excited with this sighting.

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