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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tricolored Bumble Bee (Bombus Ternarius)

This species is fairly common, but I have not had much opportunity to photograph it until a recent journey into the deserts of Central Washington. They made a characteristic rhythmic buzzing sound as they moved from one lupine bloom to the next. They have a noisy, buzzy flight that I really enjoyed observing.


Tricolored bumble bee (Bombus Ternarius)
Tricolored bumble bee (Bombus Ternarius) flying among silky lupine (Lupinus sericeus) flowers




Tricolored bumble bee (Bombus Ternarius)
Tricolored bumble bee (Bombus Ternarius) flying among silky lupine (Lupinus sericeus) flowers

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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