Bumble bees of France


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Bumble bees in France.

List of the 44 Bumble bee species that can be found in mainland France including species with a very restricted range and those that are endangered.  Cuckoo species marked.


Bombus (Alpigenobombus) wurflenii   

Bombus (Alpinobombus) alpinus

Bombus (Bombus) cryptarum

Bombus (Bombus) lucorum

Bombus (Bombus) magnus

Bombus (Bombus) terrestris  

Bombus (Confusibombus) confuses   

Bombus (Cullumanobombus) cullumanus

Bombus (Kallobombus) soroeensis

Bombus (Megabombus) argillaceus

Bombus (Megabombus) gerstaeckeri

Bombus (Megabombus) hortorum

Bombus (Megabombus) ruderatus

Bombus (Melanobombus) lapidarius

Bombus (Melanobombus) sichelii

Bombus (Mendacibombus) mendax

Bombus (Psithyrus) barbutellus - Barbut’s cuckoo bumblebee

Bombus (Psithyrus) bohemicus - Gypsy cuckoo bumblebee

Bombus (Psithyrus) campestris  - Field cuckoo bumblebee  

Bombus (Psithyrus) flavidus - Fernald Cuckoo Bumble Bee

Bombus (Psithyrus) norvegicus - Cuckoo (No English common name).

Bombus (Psithyrus) quadricolor - Cuckoo (No English common name)

Bombus (Psithyrus) rupestris  - Red-tailed cuckoo bumblebee 

Bombus (Psithyrus) silvestris  - Forest cuckoo bumblebee

Bombus (Psithyrus) vestalis - Southern cuckoo bumblebee 

Bombus (Pyrobombus) brodmannicus

Bombus (Pyrobombus) hypnorum

Bombus (Pyrobombus) jonellus

Bombus (Pyrobombus) monticola

Bombus (Pyrobombus) pratorum

Bombus (Pyrobombus) pyrenaeus

Bombus (Subterraneobombus) distinguendus

Bombus (Subterraneobombus) subterraneus

Bombus (Thoracobombus) humilis

Bombus (Thoracobombus) inexspectatus - Cuckoo inquilines B. ruderarius

Bombus (Thoracobombus) mesomelas

Bombus (Thoracobombus) mocsaryi

Bombus (Thoracobombus) mucidus

Bombus (Thoracobombus) muscorum

Bombus (Thoracobombus) pascuorum

Bombus (Thoracobombus) pomorum

Bombus (Thoracobombus) ruderarius

Bombus (Thoracobombus) sylvarum

Bombus (Thoracobombus) veteranus