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Black-and-gold bumble bee visiting wild bergamot flowerhead
Species Types
Scientific Name
Bombus auricomus
Description
The black-and-gold bumble bee is associated with prairies and other grasslands. It is one of several species of bumble bees that occur in Missouri.
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photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower
Species Types
Scientific Name
Bombus spp.
Description
Bumble bees are like huge honey bees: They are yellow and black, collect pollen and nectar, live in colonies, and make honey. They are capable of stinging, if molested or if their nest is endangered, but you need not fear them; they are not aggressive.
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Male common eastern bumble bee on a New World aster
Species Types
Scientific Name
Bombus impatiens
Description
The common eastern bumble bee is widespread in the eastern United States. It is one of several species of bumble bees that occur in Missouri.