Bombus bifarius, face
Bombus bifarius is one of the common species of western bumble bees, surprisingly, there are nearly 50 different species found north of Mexico and many are also tricky to identify and can only be accomplished under a microscope. So not like butterflies. This bee came from Yellowstone National Park, Sierra Williams took the picture, Elizabeth Garcia did the shopping. Photography Information: Canon Mark II 5D, Zerene Stacker, Stackshot Sled, 65mm Canon MP-E 1-5X macro lens, Twin Macro Flash in Styrofoam Cooler, F5.0, ISO 100, Shutter Speed 200. USGSBIML Photoshopping Technique: Note that we now have added using the burn tool at 50% opacity set to shadows to clean up the halos that bleed into the black background from "hot" color sections of the picture.