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 AlpigenobombusEdit

Subgenus AlpinobombusEdit

Subgenus BombiasEdit

Subgenus Bombus (sensu stricto)Edit

Bombus cryptarum
Bombus lucorum
Bombus terrestris

Subgenus CullumanobombusEdit

Subgenus KallobombusEdit

Bombus soroeensis subsp. proteus

Subgenus Fervidobombus[7]Edit

Subgenus MegabombusEdit

Subgenus MelanobombusEdit

Bombus lapidarius

Subgenus MendacibombusEdit

Subgenus OrientalibombusEdit

Subgenus PsithyrusEdit

Bombus barbutellus
Bombus campestris
Bombus rupestris

Subgenus PyrobombusEdit

Bombus pratorum (male)
Bombus jonellus

Subgenus SibiricobombusEdit

Bombus schrencki

Subgenus SubterraneobombusEdit

Bombus pascuorum

Subgenus ThoracobombusEdit

Bombus sylvarum
Bombus veteranus

Subgenus incertae sedisEdit


  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 Series. 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)" (PDF). Apidologie. 39: 1–29. doi:10.1051/apido:2007052. S2CID 3489618.
  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. PMC 5674177. PMID 29118643.
  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. 28 (3): 552–563. doi:10.1016/s1055-7903(03)00056-3. PMID 12927138. 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. Bibcode:2014PLoSO...9j8865D. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108865. PMC 4212905. PMID 25354170.