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Subgenus Subterraneobombus

Bombus fervidus? - Bombus borealis - female Bumble Bee - Bombus borealis Bombus - Bombus appositus - male Bombus at home: fervidus or borealis? - Bombus borealis Bombus borealis? - Bombus borealis Bumblebee - Bombus borealis Bombus borealis Northern Amber Bumble Bee, face - Bombus borealis
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, Longhorn, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Bombini (Bumble Bees)
Genus Bombus (Bumble Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Subterraneobombus
3 spp. in our area + 8 in Eurasia (11 spp. total)(1)
Face and malar space long. Midleg with sharp angle.
holarctic group, more diverse in Eurasia (esp. Asia); in our area, B. borealis is transcontinental amd mostly boreal, B. apositus is western and ranges north into BC, and the transpalaearctic B. distinguendus is known from the Aleutians(1)
Alpine grassland, open grassland, and semi-desert(2). Also clover fields near woodlands.