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Big - Bombus fraternus

Big - Bombus fraternus
Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
April 30, 2012
Size: approx. 2.5 cm
8 pm in my yard. Something big in Bombus?

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Moved from ID Request.

Thank you very much, John. I was really curious about this one. Can you determine whether it's a queen, male, or worker? I've read the info on discoverlife but the descriptions are too difficult for me. Just based on its size, I would rule out the worker.

PS: I found it on a small, evergreen ligustrum (privet) tree.

Bumble bee
possibly Bombus nevadensis, but I am not an expert. They are very important, and good for the garden.

Thank you
I have added a third photo, since it's perhaps not that obvious. It surely is a beautiful insect.

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