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The Sonoran bumble bee (Bombus sonorous) is named because it is the only bumble bee regularly found in the Sonoran Desert; its native range is from the Californian Central Valley south and east to western Texas and Mexico.

Sonoran bumble bees are large, growing between two and four cm. They are yellow and black and are very hairy.

This species is believed to be in decline.


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