Photographed using a Nikon CoolPix 990 at Gilbert Riparian Preserve, Arizona, Sept. 4th, 2006 at flowers of Helianthus annuas.
Apidae -- Bee Family
These regal bees are the only bumblebee regularly found in the Sonoran Desert.
They are frequent at the flowers of
Yellow Trumpet Bush and
Bumblebees across America are threatened!
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Michael J. Plagens, page created 18 Sept. 2006,
updated 20 Aug. 2018.