Southern Plains Bumble Bee Bombus fraternus (Smith, 1854)SH (Historical)  
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Hymenoptera   >   Family Apidae   >   Genus Bombus   

Status:

This species "has disappeared from the northern margins of its range, with few or no records from the northernmost states where it was recorded historically, but still regularly encountered in its core range on the southern Great Plains, and still found in the Southeastern United States" (BugGuide).

There are three historic records from Maryland (Sam Droghe, pers. comm.).

There are 6 records in the project database.

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A male Southern Plains Bumble Bee in Charleston Co., South Caroina. Collected by Mimi Jenkins; photographed by Anders Croft. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Southern Plains Bumble Bee in Charleston Co., South Caroina. Collected by Mimi Jenkins; photographed by Anders Croft. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Southern Plains Bumble Bee in Charleston Co., South Caroina. Collected by Mimi Jenkins; photographed by Anders Croft. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A male Southern Plains Bumble Bee in Charleston Co., South Caroina. Collected by Mimi Jenkins; photographed by Anders Croft. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Southern Plains Bumble Bee in Georgia. Collected by Sabrie Breland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Southern Plains Bumble Bee in Georgia. Collected by Sabrie Breland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A female Southern Plains Bumble Bee in Georgia. Collected by Sabrie Breland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Southern Plains Bumble Bee in Charleston Co., South Carolina (9/13/2016). Collected by Mimi Jenkins. Image processed by Kelly Graninger. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A Southern Plains Bumble Bee in Charleston Co., South Carolina (9/13/2016). Collected by Mimi Jenkins. Image processed by Kelly Graninger. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Southern Plains Bumble Bee in Not Maryland Co., Maryland (9/13/2016). Collected by Mimi Jenkins. Image processed by Kelly Graninger. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)


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