North American Bumblebees, 1, 2

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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.
Body length, queen 18 - 20 mm, worker 11 - 14 mm, male 13 - 14 mm. Medium tongue length. Found in woods, woodland edges, parks, gardens, wetlands. Nests underground. Short colony life.

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.
Notes: A common species with a medium tongue length, long, uneven hair, nesting both below and above ground. Found in woods, parks and gardens. Body lengths, queen 18 - 22 mm, workers 10 - 16 mm, males 12 - 15 mm. .

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. In forests, wetlands, parks and gardens.
Body lengths, queen 17 - 21mm, worker 11 - 14 mm, male 11 - 14 mm. Long tongued. Hair long. Nests usually, but not always, underground.

Bombus sandersoni
Bombus sandersoniBombus sandersoni
Range: Ontario to Newfoundland, south to Tennessee Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina, in or near woodland. Nests underground. Medium length tongue, hair short and even. Body lengths, queen 15 - 17 mm, worker 10 - 14 mm, male 12 - 15.

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, in grassy prairies and meadows. Nests underground.
A medium to long-tongued species. Hair short, but shaggy and uneven. Body lengths, queens 14 - 18 mm, workers 10 - 14 mm, males 10 - 13 mm.

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

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