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Bumble Bees

of Illinois and Missouri


B. impatiens

Females

Look for females in late April through August.


B. bimaculatus

http://beespotter.mste.uiuc.edu
B. griseocollis

Jackie BugGuide

Tom Murray

Amro Zayed

The Carpenter Bee, Xylocopa virginica, is often confused with bumble bee queens in the spring; note how similar the color pattern is to Bombus impatiens. One might consider this species of carpenter bee to be a mimic of B. impatiens.

Jim Whiteld

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B. auricomus

B. fraternus

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B. pensylvanicus
Thom Wilson

B. fervidus

Thom Wilson

Cuckoo Bumble Bees

Amro Zayed

B. citrinus absent from MO John S. Ascher

Tai Roulston

B. variabilis

B. citrinus
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Males start here.

Jackie BugGuide

Heather Hines

B. impatiens

B. bimaculatus
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B. griseocollis

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Lynette Schimming

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B. vagans

B. affinis

Amro Zayed

B. vagans

B. affinis
John S. Ascher

B. fraternus

B. auricomus

B. pensylvanicus

B. fervidus

Cuckoo Bumble Bees

Males
Dont look for us until August and September.

B. citrinus
B. citrinus absent from MO

B. variabilis

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