Red-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)

Order: Hymenoptera (hy-men-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Apidae
Genus: Bombus (BOM-bus) (Info)
Species: lapidarius

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Cottage Grove, Oregon

Members' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 9, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This bumblebee often nests under stones. The individual in my photograph spent most of the afternoon investigating the stone wall of the house and then crawled under my mother's foot, obviously thinking this was a suitable nook. Then it decided it needed something to eat and, after giving some penstemons a try, settled on the verbena.