Sonoran Bumble Bee Flies-off with a Load of Pollen

July 15, 2016

Sonoran bumble bees have declined severely in their Northern California range and is no longer detected at sites where it was once abundant. It can still be found in Southern California but numbers have also decreased in recent years, probably due to habitat loss.  As its name implies, Bombus sonorus is the most common bumble bee found in intact habitats of the Sonoran deserts.

Sonoran bumble bee - Bombus sonorus ♀
Sonoran bumble bee – Bombus sonorus ♀

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