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Bombus  Latreille, 1802
Taxonomic Serial No.: 154397

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Psithyrus Lepeletier, 1833
 
  Common Name(s): bumblebees [English]
 
    bumble bees [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2006   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomProtostomia   
          SuperphylumEcdysozoa   
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                            SuperorderHolometabola   
                               OrderHymenoptera  – abelha, formiga, vespa, ants, bees, wasps  
                                  SuborderApocrita  – abeilles, fourmis, guêpes véritables, narrow-waisted hymenopterans, ants, bees, true wasps  
                                     InfraorderAculeata   
                                        SuperfamilyApoidea  – bees, sphecoid wasps, apoid wasps  
                                           FamilyApidae  – bumble bees, euglossine, euglossines, honey bees, stingless bees  
                                              SubfamilyApinae   
                                                 TribeBombini   
                                                    GenusBombus Latreille, 1802 – bumblebees, bumble bees  
    Direct Children:  
                                                       SpeciesBombus abnormis (Tkalcu, 1968)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus affinis Cresson, 1863  
                                                       SpeciesBombus alpinus (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus amurensis Radoszkowski, 1862  
                                                       SpeciesBombus anachoreta (Skorikov, 1914)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus appositus Cresson, 1878  
                                                       SpeciesBombus ardens Smith, 1879  
                                                       SpeciesBombus argillaceus (Scopoli, 1763)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus armeniacus Radoszkowski, 1877  
                                                       SpeciesBombus ashtoni (Cresson, 1864)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus asiaticus Morawitz, 1875  
                                                       SpeciesBombus atratus Franklin, 1913  
                                                       SpeciesBombus atripes Smith, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus auricomus (Robertson, 1903)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus avanus (Skorikov, 1938)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus avinoviellus (Skorikov, 1914)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus baeri Vachal, 1904  
                                                       SpeciesBombus balteatus Dahlbom, 1832  
                                                       SpeciesBombus barbutellus (Kirby, 1802) – Barbut's Cuckoo-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus beaticola (Tkalcu, 1968)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus bellardii (Gribodo, 1892)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus bellicosus Smith, 1879  
                                                       SpeciesBombus bicoloratus Smith, 1879  
                                                       SpeciesBombus bifarius Cresson, 1878  
                                                       SpeciesBombus bimaculatus Cresson, 1863  
                                                       SpeciesBombus biroi Vogt, 1911  
                                                       SpeciesBombus bohemicus Seidl, 1837 – Gipsy Cuckoo-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus borealis Kirby, 1837  
                                                       SpeciesBombus braccatus Friese, 1905  
                                                       SpeciesBombus brachycephalus Handlirsch, 1888  
                                                       SpeciesBombus branickii (Radoszkowski, 1893)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus brasiliensis Lepeletier, 1835  
                                                       SpeciesBombus breviceps Smith, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus brevivillus Franklin, 1913  
                                                       SpeciesBombus brodmannicus Vogt, 1909  
                                                       SpeciesBombus californicus Smith, 1854  
                                                       SpeciesBombus caliginosus (Frison, 1927)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus campestris (Panzer, 1801) – Field Cuckoo-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus centralis Cresson, 1864  
                                                       SpeciesBombus chinensis (Morawitz, 1890)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus cingulatus Wahlberg, 1854  
                                                       SpeciesBombus citrinus (Smith, 1854)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus coccineus Friese, 1903  
                                                       SpeciesBombus cockerelli Franklin, 1913  
                                                       SpeciesBombus confusus Schenck, 1859  
                                                       SpeciesBombus consobrinus Dahlbom, 1832  
                                                       SpeciesBombus convexus Wang, 1979  
                                                       SpeciesBombus coreanus (Yasumatsu, 1934)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus cornutus (Frison, 1933)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus crotchii Cresson, 1878  
                                                       SpeciesBombus cullumanus (Kirby, 1802) – Cullum's Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus czerskii Skorikov, 1910  
                                                       SpeciesBombus dahlbomii Guérin-Méneville, 1835  
                                                       SpeciesBombus defector Skorikov, 1910  
                                                       SpeciesBombus deuteronymus Schulz, 1906  
                                                       SpeciesBombus digressus (Milliron, 1962)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus diligens Smith, 1861  
                                                       SpeciesBombus distinguendus Morawitz, 1869 – Great Yellow Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus diversus Smith, 1869  
                                                       SpeciesBombus ecuadorius Meunier, 1890  
                                                       SpeciesBombus ephippiatus Say, 1837  
                                                       SpeciesBombus excellens Smith, 1879  
                                                       SpeciesBombus exil (Skorikov, 1923)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus eximius Smith, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus expolitus (Tkalcu, 1989)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus fedtschenkoi Morawitz, 1875  
                                                       SpeciesBombus ferganicus (Radoszkowski, 1893)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus fernaldae (Franklin, 1911)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus fervidus (Fabricius, 1798)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus festivus Smith, 1861  
                                                       SpeciesBombus filchnerae Vogt, 1908  
                                                       SpeciesBombus flavescens Smith, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus flavidus Eversmann, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus flavifrons Cresson, 1863  
                                                       SpeciesBombus formosellus (Frison, 1934)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus fragrans (Pallas, 1771)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus franklini (Frison, 1921)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus fraternus (Smith, 1854)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus frigidus Smith, 1854  
                                                       SpeciesBombus friseanus Skorikov, 1933  
                                                       SpeciesBombus funebris Smith, 1854  
                                                       SpeciesBombus funerarius Smith, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus genalis Friese, 1918  
                                                       SpeciesBombus gerstaeckeri Morawitz, 1881  
                                                       SpeciesBombus grahami (Frison, 1933)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus griseocollis (DeGeer, 1773)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus guatemalensis Cockerell, 1912  
                                                       SpeciesBombus haematurus Kriechbaumer, 1870  
                                                       SpeciesBombus haemorrhoidalis Smith, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus handlirschi Friese, 1903  
                                                       SpeciesBombus handlirschianus Vogt, 1909  
                                                       SpeciesBombus haueri Handlirsch, 1888  
                                                       SpeciesBombus hedini Bischoff, 1936  
                                                       SpeciesBombus himalayanus (Skorikov, 1914)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus honshuensis (Tkalcu, 1968)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus hortorum (Linnaeus, 1761) – Garden bumblebee, Small Garden Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus hortulanus Smith, 1904  
                                                       SpeciesBombus humilis Illiger, 1806 – Brown-banded Carder-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus huntii Greene, 1860  
                                                       SpeciesBombus hyperboreus Schönherr, 1809  
                                                       SpeciesBombus hypnorum (Linnaeus, 1758) – New garden bumblebee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus hypocrita Pérez, 1905  
                                                       SpeciesBombus ignitus Smith, 1869  
                                                       SpeciesBombus imitator Pittioni, 1949  
                                                       SpeciesBombus impatiens Cresson, 1863  
                                                       SpeciesBombus impetuosus Smith, 1871  
                                                       SpeciesBombus incertus Morawitz, 1881  
                                                       SpeciesBombus inexspectatus (Tkalcu, 1963)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus infirmus (Tkalcu, 1968)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus infrequens (Tkalcu, 1989)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus insularis (Smith, 1861)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus intrudens (Smith, 1861)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus irisanensis Cockerell, 1910  
                                                       SpeciesBombus jonellus (Kirby, 1802) – Heath Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus kashmirensis Friese, 1909  
                                                       SpeciesBombus keriensis Morawitz, 1887  
                                                       SpeciesBombus koreanus (Skorikov, 1933)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus kulingensis Cockerell, 1917  
                                                       SpeciesBombus ladakhensis Richards, 1928  
                                                       SpeciesBombus laesus Morawitz, 1875  
                                                       SpeciesBombus lapidarius (Linnaeus, 1758) – Red tailed bumblebee, Large Red-tailed Humble-bee, Stone Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus lapponicus (Fabricius, 1793)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus lemniscatus Skorikov, 1912  
                                                       SpeciesBombus lepidus Skorikov, 1912  
                                                       SpeciesBombus longipes Friese, 1905  
                                                       SpeciesBombus lucorum (Linnaeus, 1761) – White tailed bumblebee, Small Earth Humble-bee, White-tailed bumblebee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus luteipes Richards, 1934  
                                                       SpeciesBombus macgregori Labougle & Ayala, 1985  
                                                       SpeciesBombus makarjini Skorikov, 1910  
                                                       SpeciesBombus marussinus Skorikov, 1910  
                                                       SpeciesBombus maxillosus Klug, 1817  
                                                       SpeciesBombus medius Cresson, 1863  
                                                       SpeciesBombus melaleucus Handlirsch, 1888  
                                                       SpeciesBombus melanopoda Cockerell, 1910  
                                                       SpeciesBombus melanopygus Nylander, 1848  
                                                       SpeciesBombus melanurus Lepeletier, 1835  
                                                       SpeciesBombus mendax Gerstäcker, 1869  
                                                       SpeciesBombus mesomelas Gerstäcker, 1869  
                                                       SpeciesBombus mexicanus Cresson, 1878  
                                                       SpeciesBombus miniatus Bingham, 1897  
                                                       SpeciesBombus mirus (Tkalcu, 1968)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus mixtus Cresson, 1878  
                                                       SpeciesBombus mlokosievitzii Radoszkowski, 1877  
                                                       SpeciesBombus modestus Eversmann, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus monozonus (Friese, 1931)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus monticola Smith, 1849 – Mountain Humble-bee, Bilberry Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus morawitzi Radoszkowski, 1876  
                                                       SpeciesBombus morawitzianus (Popov, 1931)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus morio (Swederus, 1787)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus morrisoni Cresson, 1878  
                                                       SpeciesBombus mucidus Gerstäcker, 1869  
                                                       SpeciesBombus muscorum (Linnaeus, 1758) – Large Carder-bee, Moss Carder-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus mysticus Frison, 1925  
                                                       SpeciesBombus neoboreus Sladen, 1919  
                                                       SpeciesBombus nevadensis Cresson, 1874  
                                                       SpeciesBombus niveatus Kriechbaumer, 1870  
                                                       SpeciesBombus nobilis Friese, 1905  
                                                       SpeciesBombus norvegicus (Sparre-Schneider, 1918)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus novus (Frison, 1933)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus oberti Morawitz, 1883  
                                                       SpeciesBombus obtusus Richards, 1951  
                                                       SpeciesBombus occidentalis Greene, 1858  
                                                       SpeciesBombus oceanicus Friese, 1909  
                                                       SpeciesBombus opifex Smith, 1879  
                                                       SpeciesBombus opulentus Smith, 1861  
                                                       SpeciesBombus parthenius Richards, 1934  
                                                       SpeciesBombus pascuorum (Scopoli, 1763) – Common carder bee, Common Carder-bee, Common carder bumblebee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus patagiatus Nylander, 1848  
                                                       SpeciesBombus pensylvanicus (De Geer, 1773) – bumble bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus perezi (Schulthess-Rechberg, 1886)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus perplexus Cresson, 1863  
                                                       SpeciesBombus persicus Radoszkowski, 1881  
                                                       SpeciesBombus personatus Smith, 1879  
                                                       SpeciesBombus picipes Richards, 1934  
                                                       SpeciesBombus pleuralis Nylander, 1848  
                                                       SpeciesBombus polaris Curtis, 1835  
                                                       SpeciesBombus pomorum (Panzer, 1805) – Apple Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus portchinsky Radoszkowski, 1883  
                                                       SpeciesBombus pratorum (Linnaeus, 1761) – Early nesting bumblebee, Early-nesting Humble-bee, Early Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus pressus (Frison, 1935)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus pseudobaicalensis Vogt, 1911  
                                                       SpeciesBombus pullatus Franklin, 1913  
                                                       SpeciesBombus pyrenaeus Pérez, 1880  
                                                       SpeciesBombus pyrosoma Morawitz, 1890  
                                                       SpeciesBombus quadricolor (Lepeletier, 1832)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus religiosus (Frison, 1935)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus remotus (Tkalcu, 1968)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus richardsiellus (Tkalcu, 1968)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus robustus Smith, 1854  
                                                       SpeciesBombus rohweri (Frison, 1925)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus rotundiceps Friese, 1916  
                                                       SpeciesBombus rubicundus Smith, 1854  
                                                       SpeciesBombus rubriventris Lepeletier, 1835  
                                                       SpeciesBombus ruderarius (Müller, 1765) – Red-shanked Carder-bee, Red-shanked bumblebee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus ruderatus (Fabricius, 1775) – Large Garden Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus rufipes Lepeletier, 1835  
                                                       SpeciesBombus rufocinctus Cresson, 1863  
                                                       SpeciesBombus rufofasciatus Smith, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus rupestris (Fabricius, 1793) – Hill Cuckoo-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus saltuarius (Skorikov, 1923)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus sandersoni Franklin, 1913  
                                                       SpeciesBombus schrencki Morawitz, 1881  
                                                       SpeciesBombus securus (Frison, 1935)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus semenovianus (Skorikov, 1914)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus semenoviellus Skorikov, 1910  
                                                       SpeciesBombus senex Vollenhoven, 1873  
                                                       SpeciesBombus shaposhnikovi Skorikov, 1910  
                                                       SpeciesBombus sibiricus (Fabricius, 1781)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus sichelii Radoszkowski, 1860  
                                                       SpeciesBombus simillimus Smith, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus sitkensis Nylander, 1848  
                                                       SpeciesBombus skorikovi (Popov, 1927)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus sololensis Franklin, 1913  
                                                       SpeciesBombus sonani (Frison, 1934)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus sonorus Say, 1837  
                                                       SpeciesBombus soroeensis (Fabricius, 1777) – Ilfracombe Humble-bee, Broken-belted Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus sporadicus Nylander, 1848  
                                                       SpeciesBombus steindachneri Handlirsch, 1888  
                                                       SpeciesBombus subterraneus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Short-haired Humble-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus subtypicus (Skorikov, 1914)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus suckleyi Greene, 1860  
                                                       SpeciesBombus sulfureus Friese, 1905  
                                                       SpeciesBombus superbus (Tkalcu, 1968)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus supremus Morawitz, 1887  
                                                       SpeciesBombus sushkini (Skorikov, 1931)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus sylvarum (Linnaeus, 1761) – Shrill Carder-bee, Knapweed Carder-bee, Shrill carder bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus sylvestris (Lepeletier, 1832) – Four-coloured Cuckoo-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus sylvicola Kirby, 1837  
                                                       SpeciesBombus tanguticus Morawitz, 1887  
                                                       SpeciesBombus ternarius Say, 1837  
                                                       SpeciesBombus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) – Buff tailed bumblebee, Large Earth Humble-bee, Buff-tailed Humble-bee, Buff-tailed bumblebee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus terricola Kirby, 1837  
                                                       SpeciesBombus tibetanus (Morawitz, 1887)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus tichenkoi (Skorikov, 1923)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus transversalis (Olivier, 1789)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus tricornis Radoszkowski, 1888  
                                                       SpeciesBombus trifasciatus Smith, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus trinominatus Dalla Torre, 1890  
                                                       SpeciesBombus tschitscherini Radoszkowski, 1860  
                                                       SpeciesBombus tucumanus Vachal, 1904  
                                                       SpeciesBombus tunicatus Smith, 1852  
                                                       SpeciesBombus turkestanicus Skorikov, 1910  
                                                       SpeciesBombus turneri (Richards, 1929)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus unicus Morawitz, 1883  
                                                       SpeciesBombus ussurensis Radoszkowski, 1877  
                                                       SpeciesBombus vagans Smith, 1854  
                                                       SpeciesBombus vandykei (Frison, 1927)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus variabilis (Cresson, 1872)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus velox (Skorikov, 1914)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus vestalis (Geoffroy, 1785) – Vestal Cuckoo-bee 
                                                       SpeciesBombus veteranus (Fabricius, 1793)  
                                                       SpeciesBombus vogti Friese, 1903  
                                                       SpeciesBombus vosnesenskii Radoszkowski, 1862  
                                                       SpeciesBombus waltoni Cockerell, 1910  
                                                       SpeciesBombus weisi Friese, 1903  
                                                       SpeciesBombus wilmattae Cockerell, 1912  
                                                       SpeciesBombus wurflenii Radoszkowski, 1860  
                                                       SpeciesBombus zonatus Smith, 1854  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
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  Notes:    
  Reference for:    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Bombus - bumblebees of the world, website (version 16-Nov-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: Maintained by Paul Williams, and available at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/projects/bombus/index.html   
  Reference for: Bombus, bumblebees [English]   
       
  Source: Checklist of Apoidea of North America... - 12-Oct-2006, Manuscript (version 12-Oct-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: Griswold, T., and J. S. Ascher. 2005. Checklist of Apoidea of North America (including Central America and the Caribbean) (as-yet unpublished manuscript from 2004+)   
  Reference for: Bombus   
       
  Source: Hymenoptera Name Server version 0.03 4.x.2002, website (version 0.03)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: http://atbi.biosci.ohio-state.edu:8880/hymenoptera/nomenclator.home_page   
  Reference for: Bombus   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Bombus   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Michener, Charles D.   
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Bees of the World   
  Page(s): xiv + 913   
  Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press   
  Publication Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8018-6133-0   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Bombus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Williams, P. H.   
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: An annotated checklist of bumble bees with an analysis of patterns of description (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombini)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the Natural History Museum (Entomology), vol. 67, no. 1   
  Page(s): 79-152   
  Publisher:    
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0968-0454   
  Notes: updated at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/projects/bombus/index.html   
  Reference for: Bombus, bumble bees [English]   
       

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