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Bombus vosnesenskii (yellow-faced bumblebee)

Wikipedia Abstract

Bombus vosnesenskii, the yellow-faced bumblebee, is a species of bumblebee native to the west coast of North America, where it is distributed from British Columbia to Baja California. It is the most abundant species of bee in this range, and can be found in both urban and agricultural areas. Additionally, B. vosnesenskii is utilized as an important pollinator in commercial agriculture, especially for greenhouse tomatoes. Though the species is not currently experiencing population decline, urbanization has affected its nesting densities, and early emergence of the B. vosnesenskii has been implicated in the increasing lack of bee diversity on the West coast.
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Prey / Diet

Raphanus sativus (Wild Radish)[1]


Parasitized by 
Apocephalus borealis (zombie fly)[2]


Middle America; North America;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Apocephalus borealis Brues (Insecta: Diptera: Phoridae), Nicole A. Casuso, Ashley N. Mortensen, and James D. Ellis, Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, October 2014
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