American Bumble Bee
Found throughout Florida, this bumblebee ranges throughout the United States east of the Rockies. Also found in the southern parts of Ontario and Quebec and south into Mexico.
Mainly nesting in open fields and farmland, the preferred food sources are clover (Trifolium) and sunflowers (Helianthus)
Once the most common bumblebees in the United States, populations have declined greatly and Bombus pensylvanicus has been petitioned to be placed on the US endangered species list.
The bees photographed here can be seen with partridge pea, bulltongue arrowhead and rosinweed.
Bombus pensylvanicus is a member of the Apidae - Bumble bees, Honey bees, and other bees family.
Other species of the Bombus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Bombus impatiens - COMMON EASTERN BUMBLE BEE
Bombus species - BUMBLE BEE
For more information on this species, visit the following link:
Bugguide.net page for this species
Date record last modified: Aug 05, 2022