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This yellow and black striped bumble bee was found looking for pollen on a cone flower. This bee was of medium size and had 2 transparent wings.
Bumble bees are typical found in higher altitudes. They are attracted to flowers with brightly colored petals. They also look for flowers that have a good landing surface.
I found this bumble bee searching for pollen on a cone flower in my mother's garden. After he left this cone flower he flew to a nearby flower to continue his search for pollen. Bumble bees are generally solitary, and this bee I spotted seemed to be alone in the garden.
Spotted on Jun 28, 2012
Submitted on Jun 29, 2012