Big & furry bumble bees!
All photos © Rusty Burlew
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Early spring bumble bee on claytonia. Rusty Burlew
A bumble bee and a small Lasioglossum bee share a flower.
This crab spider waited patiently under a fold of petals and finally caught a big meal.
Bumble bee on pink flowers.
Bumble bee on blackberry flower.
Bumble bee with wings in motion.
Bumble bees are very hairy.
Bumble bees have a blocky build.
The antennae have many sensory receptors.
Bumbles can carry a lot of pollen in one load.
This aging bumble has worn wings.
A bumble with tongue extended.
Long tongued bumble bees can reach into trumpet-shaped flowers.
Bumble bee drinking from a goldenrod flower.
Bumble bee on pacific waterleaf.