Common eastern bumblebee

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Common eastern bumblebee
B impatiens queen.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Bombus
Subgenus: Pyrobombus
Species: B. impatiens
Binomial name
Bombus impatiens
Cresson, 1863[1]
Bombus impatiens distribution.svg
The range of Bombus impatiens.

The common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) is the most often encountered bumblebee across much of eastern North America.[2] Its range includes Ontario, Maine, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, south to Florida, west to Michigan, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, and Wyoming.[3]

Queen and drone mating


  1. ^ "Bombus impatiens". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ "Species Bombus impatiens - Common Eastern Bumble Bee". Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "North American bumblebees". Retrieved October 2, 2011.