American Bumble Bee

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I found this bee pollinating a flower in a park in charlotte. I took this picture around 1:30pm.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Hymenoptera

Family: Apidea

Fun Fact!

According to Insect Identification, “they use pollen to make honey, which sustains them in colder months.” (http://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=American-Bumble-Bee)

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