Insects and Spiders - native

Bombus melanopygus on May 16, 2021

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: No Response/Action Required

Description of specimen

Very large with Orange and a white strip on the back. Nothing I've ever seen before.

Commentary

Dear Frances, thank you for your report. I am confirming with one of my specialist but the fuzzy close up looks like you have bumble bees nesting in your birdhouse. I will try to identify the species but the picture is not very focused. It is definitely not the Asian giant hornet. Thank you and best regards, Helmuth Rogg

Helmuth Rogg
May 17, 2021, 7:58 a.m.