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Old 07-26-2011, 09:46 PM   #31
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Maybe not flirting, maybe more like siblings who can't stop playing "he touched my stuff! in the back seat while driving. You two have been reminding me of my cats who whack each other as they go by just on general principles.
LOL! Great visual with your cats!

...I feel a bit better about ours--they are sisters but don't get along too well very often. But at least they don't swat each other all of the time. Though one did push another one into a tub full of water--it was premeditated, I saw the wheels turning before she did it.

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I can't help being a mom and trying to stop the fun before someone gets hurt. It seemed like the tone was heating up a bit from the earlier puns and clever witticisms. Just play nice.
Thanks, "Mom" ...but we already worked it out ourselves.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:50 PM   #32
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It occurs to me I should have posted my bee photos in the B. affinis thread, which is where I thought I was when I posted it until I was just reading Havalotta's questioning my bee identification. I'll have to post it there too, I guess.
Were you able to make an I'd. on the one I questioned? I found another very similar to him in Bee guide. It's posted here Be on the Lookout for Bombus affinis in post #105
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:14 PM   #33
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Were you able to make an I'd. on the one I questioned? I found another very similar to him in Bee guide. It's posted here Be on the Lookout for Bombus affinis in post #105
A nice bumblebee identification guidebook would be nice - with live, close up, clear pictures. Does such a book exist? The problem with the bug guide site is that one needs to have a name first to look up. This is not so helpful, when all one has is a picture to compare.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:16 PM   #34
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Try this link Genus Bombus - Bumble Bees - BugGuide.Net it has LOTS of photos up front.
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Try this link Genus Bombus - Bumble Bees - BugGuide.Net it has LOTS of photos up front.
That's the site I've been using. Doesn't do it for me. I don't think it's all that user friendly unless you already have the name of the bee you want to see. That's not usually going to be the case in our situation, though. I'd like a guide of all of the Bombus species in alphabetical order so that I could browse till I thought I found the match, then read up on its range, etc, to see if it is a realistic guess.

There's got to be something available like that. And these sites with pins through contorted looking bees; well, besides being worthless to me, they insult my sensibilities as well! I find them useless, though I know they must have helped somebody in the past or else they wouldn't have them.
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