Subject: Funny looking bee and Orb Weaver
Geographic location of the bug: Bee from South Weber, Utah. Orb Weaver from Sardine Canyon, Utah
Time: 02:27 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I have no idea what these two are, besides being a bee and an orb weaver spider (it had an orb web).
Please help me identify these. Feel free to use the photos as you wish.
How you want your letter signed: William Swedin
There are several species of Bumble Bees with red markings. The closest visual match we were able to find is this Hunt’s Bumble Bee, Bombus huntii, pictured on BugGuide. Please confine your identification requests to a single species unless there is a good reason to include more than one species, like a Food Chain image.