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Subgenus Alpinobombus

Bombus frigidus? - Bombus kirbiellus - female Bombus frigidus? - Bombus kirbiellus - female Bombus hyperboreus M - Bombus natvigi - male Bombus polaris M - Bombus polaris - male Bombus polaris Q - Bombus polaris - female Bombus for ID - Bombus kirbiellus More of the hairs - Bombus kirbiellus - female Bombus balteatus? - Bombus kirbiellus
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, Long-horned, Orchid, and Digger Bees)
Tribe Bombini (Bumble Bees)
Genus Bombus (Bumble Bees)
No Taxon Subgenus Alpinobombus
Numbers
4 spp. (of which 3 holarctic) in our area, 5 spp. total(1)
Size
Large.
Identification
Malar space long. Hairs long. Midleg with rounded angle.
Range
holarctic, boreal/montane; in our area, all 4 spp. occur (and range transcontinentally) in Canada, but only B. balteatus ranges far south into the US along the Rockies(1) and, very locally, in the high Sierra Nevada of California.