Integrated Taxonomic Information System - Report

Go to Print Version

Bombus terrestris  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 714842

(Download Help) Bombus terrestris TSN 714842

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Apis virginalis Geoffroy, 1785
    Bremus fasciatus Panzer, 1805
    Terrestribombus lucorum terrestriformis Vogt, 1911
  Common Name(s): Buff tailed bumblebee [English]
    Buff-tailed bumblebee [English]
    Buff-tailed Humble-bee [English]
    Large Earth Humble-bee [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderHymenoptera  – abelha, formiga, vespa, ants, bees, wasps  
                                  SuborderApocrita  – abeilles, fourmis, guępes véritables, narrow-waisted hymenopterans, ants, bees, true wasps  
                                        SuperfamilyApoidea  – bees, sphecoid wasps, apoid wasps  
                                           FamilyApidae  – euglossine, euglossines, honey bees, stingless bees  
                                                    GenusBombus Latreille, 1802 – Bumblebees, Bumble Bees  
                                                       SpeciesBombus terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758) – Buff tailed bumblebee, Buff-tailed bumblebee, Buff-tailed Humble-bee, Large Earth Humble-bee  
    Direct Children:  
                                                          Subspecies Bombus terrestris africanus Krüger, 1956  
                                                          Subspecies Bombus terrestris audax (Harris, 1776)  
                                                          Subspecies Bombus terrestris calabricus Krüger, 1958  
                                                          Subspecies Bombus terrestris canariensis Pérez, 1895  
                                                          Subspecies Bombus terrestris dalmatinus Dalla Torre, 1882  
                                                          Subspecies Bombus terrestris lusitanicus Krüger, 1956  
                                                          Subspecies Bombus terrestris sassaricus Tournier, 1890  
                                                          Subspecies Bombus terrestris terrestris (Linnaeus, 1758)  
                                                          Subspecies Bombus terrestris xanthopus Kriechbaumer, 1870  

  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Bombus terrestris    
  Expert: Paul H. Williams  
  Notes: Research Entomologist, Natural History Museum, London, UK   
  Reference for: Bombus terrestris    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Bombus - bumblebees of the world, website (version 16-Nov-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: Maintained by Paul Williams, and available at   
  Reference for: Bombus terrestris, Buff tailed bumblebee [English], Buff-tailed bumblebee [English], Buff-tailed Humble-bee [English], Large Earth Humble-bee [English]   
  Source: Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist - Draft-54, website (version Draft-54)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 01 February, 2020. Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila).   
  Reference for: Bombus terrestris   
  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   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0968-0454   
  Notes: updated at   
  Reference for: Bombus terrestris   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    Middle America  
    South America  
    Southern Asia  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Mexico, Introduced  
    Continental US, Introduced  



  Comment: Introductions: New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Japan, Tasmania, South Africa? China?  



 Subordinate Taxa  Rank  Verified Standards Met  Verified Min Standards Met  Unverified Percent Standards Met

A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN

Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar