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Bombus vandykei (Frison, 1927)
Bremus flavifrons var vandykei Frison, 1927; Pyrobombus (Pyrobombus) cascadensis Milliron, 1970

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Subgenus: Pyrobombus

Bombus vandykei, f, back, Mariposa CA ---.. ZS PMax UDR
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Bombus vandykei, f, back, Mariposa CA ---.. ZS PMax UDR

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Bombus vandykei, f, face, Mariposa CA ---.
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Bombus vandykei, f, left, Mariposa CA ---.. ZS PMax UDR
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Bombus vandykei, f, left, Mariposa CA ---.. ZS PMax UDR

Bombus vandykei, m, back, Mariposa CA ---.
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Bombus vandykei, Barcode of Life Data Systems
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Identification
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

Status: Uncommon

Select food plant genera: Phacelia, Collinsia, Clarkia, Streptanthus, Penstemon, Stachys

Tongue Length: Medium

Distribution: Pacific States from Washington to southern California

Can be confused with B. vosnesenskii, B. caliginosus, and B. californicus

Females (queens and workers, colors refer to ‘hair’) • Thorax anterior to distinct black band between wing bases yellow, scutellum and T1-2 usually black, T3 yellow at least apically, T4-6 black.

Mid leg basitarsus with the distal posterior corner rounded. Cheek length longer than broad. Hair of the face and top of head completely yellow. On the side of the thorax, the lower anterior surface with black hair, corbicular fringes black. S2-5* with yellow hair apically. Hair length medium and uneven.


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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Cirsium @ EMEC (1)

Ericameria nauseosa @ UCRC_ENT (3)

Senecio @ LACM_ENTB (3)
Berberidaceae  Berberis aquifolium @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Boraginaceae  Amsinckia @ EMEC (1)

Eriodictyon californicum @ CSCA (7)

Phacelia alba @ EMEC (1)

Phacelia grandiflora @ EMEC (1)

Phacelia mutabilis @ UCRC_ENT (2)

Phacelia ramosissima @ LACM_ENTB (4)

Phacelia @ EMEC (8); UCRC_ENT (2)

Turricula parryi @ LACM_ENTB (2)
Cistaceae  Cistus ladanifer @ LACM_ENTB (1)
Ericaceae  Arctostaphylos @ EMEC (1)
Fabaceae  Lotus @ EMEC (1)

Lupinus albifrons @ EMEC (1); LACM_ENTB (1)

Lupinus sp @ BBSL (2)

Lupinus @ LACM_ENTB (2); EMEC (1)
Grossulariaceae  Ribes @ AMNH_BEE (2)
Herndon, j.d.  1348 @ JRYA__OLYM (2)

1487 @ JRYA__OLYM (4)

1584 @ JRYA__OLYM (3)

1806 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)
Hydrophyllaceae  Phacelia hastata @ BBSL (1)

Phacelia leptosepala @ BBSL (3)

Phacelia sp @ BBSL (2)
Lamiaceae  Agastache urticifolia @ BBSL__OS (1)

Marrubium vulgare @ LACM_ENTB (1)

Monardella @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Rosmarinus officinalis @ LACM_ENTB (1)
Malvaceae  Sidalcea oregana @ BBSL (1)
Onagraceae  Clarkia biloba @ EMEC (3)

Clarkia mildrediae @ EMEC (1)

Clarkia rhomboidea @ EMEC (3)

Clarkia unguiculata @ EMEC (9); AMNH_BEE (5)
Plantaginaceae  Collinsia tinctoria @ LACM_ENTB (4)

Keckiella breviflora @ EMEC (2)

Linaria @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Penstemon grinnellii @ LACM_ENTB (1)

Penstemon @ AMNH_BEE (1); EMEC (1)
Polygonaceae  Eriogonum @ EMEC (1)
Ranunculaceae  Delphinium sp @ BBSL (1)
Rosaceae  Pyrus @ CSCA (1)

Rubus parviflorus @ AMNH_BEE (1); BBSL (1)
Rykken, j.  1092 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)

1322 @ JRYA__NOCA (1)

1373 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)

1379 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)

1452 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)

1509 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)

1537 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)

1559 @ JRYA__OLYM (2)

1794 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)

1821 @ JRYA__NOCA (1)

1880 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)

215 @ JRYA__OLYM (1)
Scrophulariaceae  Penstemon sp_( @ BBSL (12)

Scrophularia californica @ EMEC (2)
Tiliaceae  Tilia sp @ BBSL (1)
_  Withheld @ BBSL (231); BBSL__PINN (2); BBSL__YOSE (114)

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