Western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis) on aster flower
The once common western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis) on aster (Symphyotrichum sp.) in the Wallowa Mountains of Northeastern Oregon. This species of native bee is now in decline. (Photo credit: Rich Hatfield, the Xerces Society, used with permission)
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