Bumble bee

6677.      Larger than a quarter. Totally black with yellow in circle on back and around the neck. If it’s a bee I want to let it go.  Langley, British Columbia. Canada

 

Number 6677.  This is a bumble bee, Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombus sp. These are valuable pollinators, and several species are endangered/threatened. Click here for an image.