Bombus fernaldae

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Fernald's cuckoo bumblebee
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Bombus
Subgenus: Psithyrus
Species: B. fernaldae
Binomial name
Bombus fernaldae
(Franklin, 1911)[1]

Bombus fernaldae, the Fernald's cuckoo bumblebee, is a species of cuckoo bumblebee having only males and queens, but no worker bees. The females place their eggs in the nest of the confusing bumblebee (Bombus perplexus) or the red-belted bumblebee (Bombus rufocinctus), which raise the larvae. Fernald's cuckoo bumblebees pollinate Potentilla, Rubus, clovers, and goldenrods.[2]


  1. ^ "Bombus fernaldae (Franklin, 1911)". Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2011-10-28. , p.94