Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bug of The Week

Debbie Hadley, who writes about insects for, has featured a bumblebee this week in honor of National (and International) Pollinator Week.

She nominates a different insect each week for the the prestigious title of "Bug of The Week." The lucky insect starts out as an unknown and Debbie's readers are asked to do their best to identify it. A week later she reveals the insect's name and provides another unknown.

Readers of this blog will have no difficulty recognizing this week's "bug" as a bumblebee. But which one? I don't want to spoil the suspense, so please go to Debbie's bug-of-the-week page, check out her clues, and try your hand at the identification. In a week's time, when Debbie gives the answers to her readers, the solution will be reported here as well.

Have fun.

1 comment:

  1. From Debbies's Bug-of-the-week blog for July 30th: In honor of International Pollinator Week, last Wednesday's mystery insect was the tricolored bumblebee, Bombus ternarius. It also goes by the common name orange-belted bumblebee, for obvious reasons.



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