North American Bumblebees

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There are 46 species of bumblebee in north America

Bombus fraternus
Bombus fraternus
Range: New Jersey down to Florida, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado and New Mexico.
Sadly this bumblebee is now listed as endangered.

Bombus crotchii
Bombus crotchiiBombus crotchii
Range: California and Mexico

Bombus nevadaensis auricomus
Bombus nevadensis auricomus
Note: sometimes just called Bombus auricomus.
Range
: Ontario to Florida, west to Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia.

Bombus nevadensis nevadensis

Range: Alaska to California, Arizona, New Mexico east to Wisconsin, Mexico

Bombus morrisoni
Bombus morrisoni
Range: British Columbia to California, east to South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico.

Bombus pennsylvanicus pennsylvanicus
Bombus pennsylvanicus pennsylvanicus
Range: Quebec, Ontario, Maryland south to Florida, west to Minnesota, S. Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, Mexico

Bombus pennsylvanicus sonorus
Bombus pennsylvanicus sonorus
Note: sometimes known as Bombus sonorus
Range: Texas, west to California, Mexico

Bombus griseocollis
Bombus grisecollis
Range: Quebec, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, south to Florida, west to British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, northern California

Bombus perplexus
Bombus perplexus
Range: Alaska to Maine, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, south to Wisconsin, Illinois, West Virginia, Florida, Alberta

Bombus bimaculatus
Bombus bimaculatus
Range: Ontario, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, south to Florida, west to Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Kentucky.
Note: a common species.

Bombus impatiens
Bombus impatiens
Range: Ontario, Maine, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, south to Florida, west to Michigan, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Wyoming.
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Bombus affinis
Bombus affinus
Range: Quebec, Ontario south to Georgia, west to South Dakota and North Dakota.
Note: Also known as the rusty-patched bumblebee. Once common, but its range has declined sharply since 1990, now found in only a few areas. Often has a bald patch between the wings in the middle of the thorax.

Bombus vagans vagans
Bombus vagans vagans
Range: British Columbia east to Nova Scotia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania south to Georgia, West Virginia, Tennessee, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington.

Bombus sandersoni
Bombus sandersoniBombus sandersoni
Range: Ontario to Newfoundland, south to Tennessee Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina

Bombus frigidus
Bombus frigidus

Range: Alaska and Northwest territories, south to Colorado (high elevations only).

Bombus lucorum queen
{Bombus lucorum}
Range: Alaska south to Southern British Columbia and Alberta, east through Yukon and North Western Territories.
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Bombus ternarius
Bombus ternarius
Range: Yukon east to Nova Scotia, New York, Pennsylvania south to Georgia, Michigan, Kansas, Montana, British Columbia.

Bombus terricola terricola
Bombus terricola terricola
Range: Nova Scotia to Florida, West to British Columbia, Montana, South Dakota.
Note: Also known as the yellow-banded bumblebee. Once common, but its range has declined dramatically since 1990.

Bombus terricola occidentalis
Bombus terricola occidentalis, Bombus occidentalis
Range: Alaska south to northern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota.
Note: also known as Bombus occidentalis. Often forages from red flowers, and nectar robs hummingbird pollinated flowers. Populations have decreased since 1990.

Bombus vandykei
Bombus vandykei
Range: Washington to southern California

Bombus vosnesenskii
Bombus vosnesneskii
Range: British Columbia south to California, Nevada, Mexico. This bumblebee has a medium tongue length. Body lengths - queen 18 - 20 mm, worker 8 - 17 mm, male 10 - 15 mm.

Bombus californicus
Bombus californicus
Range: British Columbia, Alberta south to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico

Bombus rufocinctus
Bombus rufocinctus

Range
: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, west to British Columbia, south to California, Arizona, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Vermont, Maine, Mexico.

Bombus rufocinctus
Bombus rufocinctus
Range: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, west to British Columbia, south to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Vermont, Maine, Mexico.

Bombus rufocinctus
Bombus rufocinctus
Range: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, west to British Columbia, south to California, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Vermont, Maine, Mexico.

Bombus caliginosus

Bombus caliginosus
Range: Washington, Oregon, and coastal areas in California
A medium to long tongue species.
Body lengths, Queen 16 - 18 mm, Worekr 11 - 13 mm, Male 11 - 13 mm.
Hair can be shaggy.
Nests under and above ground.

Bombus bifarius nearticus
Bombus bifarius nearticus
Range: Alaska to Yukon south to California and Utah.

Bombus bifarius bifarius
Bombus bifarius bifarius
Range: British Columbia, Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Colorado.

Bombus balteatus
Bombus balteatus
Range: Arctic Alaska and Canada, Sierra Nevada and White Mountains, Truchas Peak in New Mexico.

Bombus hyperboreus
Bombus hyperboreus
Range: Arctic Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Greenland.

Bombus polaris polaris
Bombus polaris polaris
Range: Arctic Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Arctic Eurasia.

Bombus edwardsii
Bombus edwardsii
Range: Oregon, California, Nevada

Bombus melanopygus
Bombus melanopygus
Range: Alaska south to California, Idaho, Colorado

Bombus borealis
Bombus borealis
Range: Southern Canada from Nova Scotia to Alberta, Northern USA from Maine to New Jersey west to North Dakota and South Dakota.

Bombus fervidus fervidus
Bombus fervidus fervidus
Range: Quebec and New Brunswick, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, south to Georgia, west to British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California and Mexico

Bombus appositus
Bombus appositus
Range: British Columbia east to Saskatchewan, south to New Mexico, Wyoming, Arizona and California.

Bombus sylvicola
Bombus sylvicola
Range: Alaska east to Newfoundland, south through the mountains (Cascades, Sierra Nevada, Rockies), California, Utah, New Mexico.

Bombus huntii
Bombus huntii
Range: British Columbia, Alberta south to California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico.

Bombus flavifrons dimidiatus
Bombus flavifrons dimidiatusBombus flavifrons dimidiatus
Range: Southern British Columbia to California.

Bombus flavifrons flavifrons
Bombus flavifrons flavifrons
Range: Alaska south to California, Idaho, Utah

Bombus sitkensis
Bombus sitkensis
Range: Alaska south to California, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

Bombus centralis
Bombus centralis
Range: British Columbia, Alberta south to California, Arizona, New Mexico

Bombus mixtus
Bombus mixtus
Range: Alaska south to California, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming

Bombus distinguendus
Bombus distinuendus

Range: this northern European species has recently been recorded in Alaska

Bombus jonellus
Bombus jonellus