2651Re: [beemonitoring] Bombus ID
- Mar 27, 2013On 3/27/13 2:24 PM, Dana Visalli wrote:While I'm at it, I was delighted to see my first wild bee yesterday, on our earliest wildflower, Ranunculus glaberrimus, sagebrush butterup. Looks like it's keying to Halictus....the terga are fringed with hairs.
There's no key to western Halictus species available is there, short of driving to Ogden?
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