Subject: Perplexing Bumble Bee
Geographic location of the bug: Campbell, Ohio
Time: 4:25 PM EDT
Obviously Daniel is spending more time in the garden than he is at the computer, but it is raining this morning and it seemed like a good time to post some of your requests as well as some of Daniel’s sightings. Despite the multitude of Japanese Beetles, this Perplexing Bumble Bee, Bombus perplexus (which we identified on BugGuide) is still able to find plenty of nectar in the yard thanks to Pearl’s row of Monarda across the back garden and the many varieties of Hosta that are currently blooming.