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Is this a bee or a beatle?
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 4:37 PM
This was on our back deck here in the Seattle area. I thought it was dead because it didn’t move for almost two days. We put it in a jar for my step-son to take to his science teacher to find out, but the bug was lost.
Kamala Plaisted
Bellevue, Washington

Yellow Faced Bumble Bee

Yellow Faced Bumble Bee

Hi Kamala,
We believe this is a Yellow Faced Bumble Bee, Bombus vosnesenskii.  According to BugGuide, it is found in Washington State as well as the rest of the west coast states.

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