List of bumblebee species

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The list presented here is derived from a checklist of world bumblebees[1] (discussing status of species) and used in the most recent Bombus phylogeny.[2] Species are grouped by subgenus following the most recent revision.[3] For some common names see BugGuide.[4]

Subgenus Alpigenobombus[edit]

Subgenus Alpinobombus[edit]

Subgenus Bombias[edit]

Subgenus Bombus (sensu stricto)[edit]

Bombus cryptarum
Bombus lucorum
Bombus terrestris

Subgenus Cullumanobombus[edit]

Subgenus Kallobombus[edit]

Bombus soroeensis subsp. proteus

Subgenus Fervidobombus[7][edit]

Subgenus Megabombus[edit]

Subgenus Melanobombus[edit]

Bombus lapidarius

Subgenus Mendacibombus[edit]

Subgenus Orientalibombus[edit]

Subgenus Psithyrus[edit]

Bombus barbutellus
Bombus campestris
Bombus rupestris

Subgenus Pyrobombus[edit]

Bombus pratorum (male)
Bombus jonellus

Subgenus Sibiricobombus[edit]

Bombus schrencki

Subgenus Subterraneobombus[edit]

Bombus pascuorum

Subgenus Thoracobombus[edit]

Bombus sylvarum

Subgenus incertae sedis[edit]


  1. ^ Williams, P. H. (1998). "An annotated checklist of bumble bees with an analysis of patterns of description (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombini)". Bulletin of the Natural History Museum (Entomology). 67: 79–152. [updated at]
  2. ^ Cameron, S. A.; Hines, H. M.; Williams, P. H. (2007). "A comprehensive phylogeny of the bumble bees (Bombus)". Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 91: 161–188. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2007.00784.x.
  3. ^ Williams, P. H.; Cameron, S. A.; Hines, H. M.; Cederberg, B.; Rasmont, P. (2008). "A simplified subgeneric classification of the bumblebees (genus Bombus)". Apidologie. 39: 1–29. doi:10.1051/apido:2007052.
  4. ^ Bombus, BugGuide
  5. ^ a b Bombus occidentalis and Bombus terricola are sometimes considered the same species.
  6. ^ Prokop, J.; Dehon, M.; Michez, D.; Engel, M. S. (2017). "An Early Miocene bumble bee from northern Bohemia (Hymenoptera, Apidae)". ZooKeys. 710: 43–63. doi:10.3897/zookeys.710.14714.
  7. ^ Cameron, S. A.; Williams, P. H. (24 July 2002). "Phylogeny of bumble bees in the New World subgenus Fervidobombus (Hymenoptera: Apidae): congruence of molecular and morphological data" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. doi:10.1016/s1055-7903(03)00056-3. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ Bombus fervidus californicus is sometimes considered a unique species, Bombus californicus.
  9. ^ Bombus pensylvanicus sonorus is sometimes considered a unique species, Bombus sonorus.
  10. ^ Pierre Rasmont; A. Murat Aytekin; Osman Kaftanoglu & Didier Flagothier. "Bombus (Melanobombus) erzurumensis (Özbek, 1990)". Université de Mons.
  11. ^ a b Bombus centralis and Bombus flavifrons are sometimes considered the same species.
  12. ^ Bombus melanopygus has two color forms, one of which was historically treated as a species: Bombus edwardsii.
  13. ^ a b Miller, Nathan G. (2010). The Bumble Bees of Algonquin Park: A Field Guide. Toronto: Toronto Entomologists' Association. pp.22.
  14. ^ Dehon, M.; Michez, D.; Nel, A.; Engel, M. S.; De Meulemeester, T. (2014). "Wing Shape of Four New Bee Fossils (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) Provides Insights to Bee Evolution". PLOS ONE. 9 (10): 1–16. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108865. PMC 4212905. PMID 25354170.