Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Bombus - Bumble Bees

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 Alpinobombus
Species kirbiellus - Golden-belted Bumble Bee
Species natvigi - High Nearctic Bumble Bee
Species neoboreus - Bombus neoboreus
Species polaris - Polar Bumble Bee
No Taxon Subgenus Bombias
Species auricomus - Black-and-gold Bumble Bee
Species nevadensis - Nevada Bumble Bee
No Taxon Subgenus Bombus
Species affinis - Rusty-patched Bumble Bee
Species cryptarum - Cryptic Bumble Bee
Species franklini - Franklin's Bumble Bee
Species occidentalis - Western Bumble Bee
Species terricola - Yellow-banded Bumble Bee
Subspecies occidentalis - Western Bumble Bee
No Taxon Subgenus Cullumanobombus
Species crotchii - Crotch's Bumble Bee
Species fraternus - Southern Plains Bumble Bee
Species griseocollis - Brown-belted Bumble Bee
Species morrisoni - Morrison's Bumble Bee
Species rufocinctus - Red-belted Bumble Bee
No Taxon Subgenus Psithyrus
Species citrinus - Lemon Cuckoo Bumble Bee
Species fernaldae - Fernald's Cuckoo Bumble Bee
Species insularis - Indiscriminate Cuckoo Bumble Bee
Species suckleyi - Suckley's Cuckoo Bumble Bee
Species variabilis - Variable Cuckoo Bumble Bee
No Taxon Subgenus Pyrobombus
Species bifarius - Black-notched Bumble Bee
Species bimaculatus - Two-spotted Bumble Bee
Species caliginosus - Fog-belt Bumble Bee
Species centralis - Great Basin Bumble Bee
Species cockerelli - Cockerell's Bumble Bee
Species flavifrons - Yellow-fronted Bumble Bee
Species frigidus - Frigid Bumble Bee
Species huntii - Hunt's Bumble Bee
Species impatiens - Common Eastern Bumble Bee
Species melanopygus - Black-tailed Bumble Bee
Species mixtus - Fuzzy-horned Bumble Bee
Species perplexus - Perplexing Bumble Bee
Species sandersoni - Sanderson's Bumble Bee
Species sitkensis - Sitka Bumble Bee
Species sylvicola - Forest Bumble Bee
Species ternarius - Tricolored Bumble Bee
Species vagans - Half-black Bumble Bee
Subspecies vagans - Bombus vagans vagans
Subspecies bolsteri - Bombus vagans bolsteri
Species vandykei - Van Dyke's Bumble Bee
Species vosnesenskii - Yellow-faced Bumble Bee
No Taxon resembles jonellus
No Taxon bifarius or huntii
No Taxon bifarius or ternarius
No Taxon bimaculatus or impatiens
No Taxon bimaculatus or perplexus
No Taxon bimaculatus, perplexus, sandersoni, or vagans
No Taxon caliginosus or vosnesenskii
No Taxon centralis or flavifrons
No Taxon centralis or vandykei
No Taxon flavifrons or sitkensis
No Taxon flavifrons or vandykei
No Taxon frigidus or mixtus
No Taxon huntii or ternarius
No Taxon melanopygus or mixtus
No Taxon melanopygus or sylvicola
No Taxon mixtus or sitkensis
No Taxon vagans, perplexus, or sandersoni
No Taxon vagans or sandersoni
No Taxon Subgenus Subterraneobombus
Species appositus - White-shouldered Bumble Bee
Species borealis - Northern Amber Bumble Bee
Species distinguendus - Great Yellow Bumble Bee
No Taxon Subgenus Thoracobombus
Species californicus - California Bumble Bee
Species fervidus - Golden Northern Bumble Bee
Species pensylvanicus - American Bumble Bee
Species sonorus - Sonoran Bumble Bee