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Bombus suckleyi Greene, 1860
Psithyrus latitarsus Morrill, 1903; Psithyrus suckleyi (Greene, 1860)

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Subgenus: Psithyrus

Bombus suckleyi, male AMNH BEE00054879-3
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Bombus suckleyi, male AMNH BEE00054879-3

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Bombus suckleyi, male AMNH BEE00054879-1
Copyright Hadel Go 2014 · 7
Bombus suckleyi, male AMNH BEE00054879-1
Bombus suckleyi, male AMNH BEE00054879-2
Copyright Hadel Go 2014 · 7
Bombus suckleyi, male AMNH BEE00054879-2

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male front
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male front top

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male top
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male side

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male rear
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male rear tip

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female front
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female front top

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female top
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female side

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female rear
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female rear tip
Extracted from Jonathan Koch, James Strange, Paul Williams. 2012. Bumble Bees of the Western United States. A product of the U.S. Forest Service and the Pollinator Partnership with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Suckley cuckoo bumble bee

Status: Uncommon

Select food plant genera: Aster, Centaurea, Cirsium, Trifolium, Chrysothamnus, Helichrysum

Hosts: B. occidentalis

Distribution: Pacific coast east to Nebraska; from New Mexico north to Alaska

Can be confused with B. insularis and B. fernaldae

Face black, top of head yellow or black, T1-2 black, T3-5 predominately yellow.

Hind tibia with outer surface convex and densely hairy. Hair of face black. Hair behind head predominately black. T6 curled very strongly under abdomen and pointing anteriorly, S6 ending distally with a shiny triangular spine, the lateral keels large. Hair long and uneven.

Scientific source:

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Hosts · map
FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Aster sp @ BBSL (11)

Aster @ AMNH_BEE (9)

Centaurea repens @ BBSL__JPS (10)

Chrysopsis villosa @ BBSL (1)

Chrysothamnus nauseosus @ BBSL (1)

Chrysothamnus sp @ BBSL (1); BBSL__JPS (1)

Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus @ RMBL_ENT (2)

Cirsium arvense @ BBSL (1)

Cirsium sp @ BBSL__JPS (2); BBSL (1)

Cirsium @ EMEC (15)

Grindelia squarrosa @ BBSL (1)

Haplopappus crocea @ DART_ENT (1)

Helichrysum sp @ BBSL (2)

Heliomeris multiflora @ DART_ENT (1)

Hymenoxys hoopesii @ RMBL_ENT (1)

Senecio @ UCRC_ENT (1)

Solidago sp @ BBSL (2)

Solidago @ AMNH_BEE (1); UCRC_ENT (1)

Taraxacum campylodes @ DART_ENT (1)
Boraginaceae  Mertensia ciliata @ RMBL_ENT (1)
Caprifoliaceae  Symphoricarpos albus @ BBSL (1)
Fabaceae  Astragalus sp @ BBSL (1)

Trifolium sp @ BBSL (4)
_  Withheld @ BBSL (1)

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