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Subspecies Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus - Nearctic Bumble Bee

Bombus 04b - Bombus vancouverensis - female bumble bee - Bombus vancouverensis - female Bombus 6-3-10 02b - Bombus vancouverensis Bombus 6-05-10 04a - Bombus vancouverensis Bombus bifarius - Bombus vancouverensis Bombus bifarius--seeking confirmation - Bombus vancouverensis Small Bumble Bee perhaps - Bombus vancouverensis 243 - Bombus vancouverensis
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 (Apoidea (clade Anthophila) - Bees)
Family Apidae (Cuckoo, Carpenter, Digger, Bumble, and Honey Bees)
Subfamily Apinae (Honey, Bumble, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Bombini (Bumble Bees)
Genus Bombus (Bumble Bees)
No Taxon (Subgenus Pyrobombus)
Species vancouverensis (Vancouver Bumble Bee)
Subspecies nearcticus (Nearctic Bumble Bee)
Explanation of Names
Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus Handlirsch, 1888
Replaced by ssp. vancouverensis on Vancouver Island (British Columbia), the San Juan Islands of Washington, and nearby islands.

All records of Bombus bifarius sensu lato (Black-notched Bumble Bee of recent field guides) from Alaska, Canada, the Pacific States, Idaho, Nevada, and Montana pertain to this form.