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Subgenus Cullumanobombus

Big - Bombus fraternus Bombus griseocollis flying over Monarda fistulosa - Bombus griseocollis Bombus sp - Bombus griseocollis - male Bombus - Bombus griseocollis apid 1 - Bombus rufocinctus Bombus impatiens? - Bombus griseocollis Bombus rufocinctus? - Bombus rufocinctus Possible Bombus griseocollis in New Brunswick - Bombus griseocollis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hymenoptera (Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies)
No Taxon (Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps)
No Taxon (Anthophila (Apoidea) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Bombini (Bumble Bees)
Genus Bombus (Bumble Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Cullumanobombus
5 spp. in our area, 25 spp. worldwide(1)
Eye of male enlarged. Head and malar space rather short. Midleg with rounded angle.
most diverse in the New World (22 spp.), esp. in the Neotropics, 3 spp. in the Palaearctic; in our area, all 5 spp. occur in the US, 3 range into Canada (B. rufocinctus is transcontinental and ranges far north, B. griseocollis is transcontinental in n. US and adjacent Canada + widespread in e. US, B. morrisoni occurs in the w. half of the US and so. BC, B. fraternus in the US east of the Rockies, and B. crotchii is mostly west of the Rockies)(1)
High alpine grassland, mountain-meadow, open grassland, and semi-desert.