Bumbles showing White

The two bumbles in Washington that I put into this category are:

Other bumbles may show white, but those species are also striped, so look for them in that grouping.

The Western bumble shows white on T4 and T5.

The White-shouldered bumble is a large bumble bee with white on the front of the Thorax and a golden yellow abdomen. Lisa’s father-in-law describes it as “wearing white oversized shoulder pads”. Just in time for football season!

See individual species accounts for more details and images.

2 thoughts on “Bumbles showing White”

  1. David,
    Your photos are amazing! This is a wonderful website, many thanks for all the hours that you’ve put in and for sharing with others.

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