Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee Bombus citrinus (Smith, 1854)  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Apidae   >   Genus Bombus   

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Not all bumblebees gather pollen. Some, like this species, take over the nests of other bumblebee species and use their workers to provision the nests of their young. This is the most common eastern species of parasitic bumblebee, and it is actually becoming difficult to find. This is something local experts are monitoring to see if there might be issues causing the species to decline. (S. Droege, pers. comm.)

There are 19 records in the project database.

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Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/17/2015). Photo by Ashleigh Jacobs. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/12/2013). Image processed by Kamren Jefferson. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/12/2013). Image processed by Kamren Jefferson. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/12/2013). Image processed by Kamren Jefferson. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/12/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/12/2013). Image processed by Kamren Jefferson. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/17/2015). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee collected in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/17/2015). Photo by Ashleigh Jacobs. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/17/2015). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/12/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Cecil Co., Maryland (11/14/2013). Collected by Tim McMahon and photographed by Colby Francouer. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/12/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/12/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/19/2015). Verified by John S. Ascher/BugGuide. Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)


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