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Animal Spotlight: Tricolored Bumblebee
Scientific name: Bombus ternarius
Common names: Orange-Belted Bumblebee, Tricolored Bumblebee
Conservation status: Least Concern
Ternarius refers to the number 3 - in this case, the bee's 3 colors (red, yellow, black).
Nests are made in the ground and are lined with honeypots.
Before the introduction of the Honey Bee in North America, this species was the only bee producing honey.
Tricolored Bumblebee on Wikipedia | Tricolored Bumblebee on IUCN Red List | Tricolored Bumblebee on Bugguide.net
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