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Two-ranked Bumble Bee Very surprised to find a Two-ranked Bumble Bee (Bombus bifarius) on the escarpment slowly enjoying the Sticky Goldenrod (Solidago spathulata ssp. glutinosa) at Whooping Crane Summer Range, Wood Buffalo National Park, Northwest Territories, Canada. Ramsar site no. 240. Bombus bifarius,Canada,Geotagged,Northwest Territories,Ramsar site no. 240,Summer,Two-ranked Bumble Bee,Whooping Crane Summer Range,Wood Buffalo National Park Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Two-ranked Bumble Bee

Very surprised to find a Two-ranked Bumble Bee (Bombus bifarius) on the escarpment slowly enjoying the Sticky Goldenrod (Solidago spathulata ssp. glutinosa) at Whooping Crane Summer Range, Wood Buffalo National Park, Northwest Territories, Canada. Ramsar site no. 240.

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  1. What an amazing diversity in this recent series: fungi, lichen, plants, mammals, insects...a feast! Posted 6 months ago
    1. I was very fortunate to have a great visit to the Northwest Territories & surprise by what I ran into...with & without the image capture. Posted 6 months ago
      1. Wonderful, and thank you for sharing those memories with us! Posted 6 months ago

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''Bombus bifarius'', the two-form bumblebee, is a common species of eusocial bumblebee of the subgenus ''Pyrobombus''. ''B. bifarius'' inhabits mountainous regions of western North America. Its common name refers to the two dominant color polymorphisms, the nominate and nearcticus polymorphisms, present in the species. ''B. bifarius'' has been identified as one of the two species of bumblebee observed to use pheromones in kin recognition. The other is the frigid bumblebee, ''Bombus frigidus''.

Species identified by Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Sep 10, 2019. Captured Sep 4, 2019 16:52 in Fort Smith Hwy, Fort Smith, Unorganized, NT X0E, Canada.
  • Canon EOS M100
  • f/3.5
  • 1/60s
  • ISO200
  • 28mm