Bombus hyperboreus is an Arctic bumblebee species with a circumpolar distribution, found in arctic Canada, Alaska, Greenland, northern Scandinavia, and Russia. It is a parasite in the nests of a different bumblebee species, Bombus polaris.
Due to its parasitic lifestyle, workers are rarely present. Queens and drones are similar with the thorax and anterior part of the abdomen brownish-orange. The thorax has a black transversal band, while the last abdominal segments are black.
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