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Subgenus Subterraneobombus

Bombus appositus visiting Corydalis caseana - Bombus appositus - female What Bombus sp. is this? - Bombus borealis Bombus borealis? - Bombus borealis Bombus (borealis???) - Bombus borealis Bumblebee - Bombus borealis Bumble Bee, different - Bombus borealis Northern Amber Bumble Bee, lateral - Bombus borealis Bombus borealis  - Bombus borealis
Classification
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
Numbers
3 spp. in our area + 8 in Eurasia (11 spp. total)(1)
Size
Large
Identification
Face and malar space long. Midleg with sharp angle.
Range
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)
Habitat
Alpine grassland, open grassland, and semi-desert(2). Also clover fields near woodlands.
Season
Late-emerging