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Bombus flavidus male

Bombus flavidus male

In a new study published this month in Insect Systematics and Diversity, researchers have synonymized the bumble bee species Bombus fernaldae with Bombus flavidus, establishing the latter, a cuckoo that parasitizes other bumble bee colonies, as the most broadly distributed bumble bee species of any kind in the world. Shown here is a Bombus flavidus male from Khanimei, northwestern Siberia. (Photo by Pierre Rasmont)

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