Photo of the Week

Bumblebee Drone
Bumblebee Drone
Bombus sp., Apidae
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Ar, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Nikon D5100, 105 mm f/2.8
June 16, 2013

I found out from Sean that it is National Pollinator Week and in honor of that, this weeks photo is of this handsome bumblebee drone. I’m still working on the ID but I did learn in my research that bumblebee drones have 11 flagellomere as opposed to 10 in queens and workers. I’m leaning towards Sitka Bumble Bee (Bombus sitkensis) but I’m not sure. If you have any ideas I have posted a few more shots on BugGuide.

  • Sean McCann June 23, 2013, 6:47 pm

    Nice! You should show it to Elizabeth Elle or perhaps Julie Wray.


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