A Yellow Bumble Bee
I sort of thought that all bumble bees were yellow, sort of. I used this website to help ID this specimen.
This fellow is atop a Globe Thistle (Echinops sphaerocephalus) blossom.
''Bombus fervidus'', the golden northern bumble bee or yellow bumblebee, is a species of bumblebee native to North America. It has a yellow-colored abdomen and thorax. Its range includes the North American continent, excluding much of the southern United States, Alaska, and the northern parts of Canada. It is common in cities and farmland, with populations concentrated in the North Eastern part of the United States. It is similar in color and range to the American bumblebee . It has complex behavioral.. more