Nevada Bumble Bee (Bombus nevadensis):  While we try not to repeat species sightings too much throughout the season, we could not help but share such a beautiful photo of this Nevada Bumble Bee (3rd report this summer). They are massive. Workers (pictured here) range from .7 to .8 inches in length, while queens can be as large as an inch. They have a long proboscis (tongue) and short, dense fur. They are found throughout Western North America in open grassy prairie, sagebrush steppe, and montane meadows, usually at lower elevations but reaching above treeline. The queens hibernate underground — sometimes with several queens sharing the same hibernaculum (underground space where they overwinter). Photo by Lisa Winn Cloo on 8/10/18 in Missoula, MT.