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B. ternarius not B. affinis on Beaver Island

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  • Julianna Tuell
    Sorry to disappoint anybody here, but it turns out the specimen from Beaver Island collected here in Michigan is really the tri-colored bumble bee, B.
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 20, 2011
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      Sorry to disappoint anybody here, but it turns out the specimen from
      Beaver Island collected here in Michigan is really the tri-colored
      bumble bee, B. ternarius, not B. affinis. A picture of the specimen
      was sent to Sarina Jepson at Xerces by Nate Walton, the person who
      collected it, after I hastily posted about it here and Sarina sent it
      to Sheila Colla who confirmed the ID.

      In other words, B. affinis has not been confirmed on Beaver Island.
      Instead, it is Bombus ternarius that is apparently alive and well on
      Beaver Island.

      Best wishes,
      Julianna



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