pocket identification guides for rare bumble bees
- Identification guides for rare bumble bees
The Xerces Society has developed pocket identification guides to help detect the rare and declining bumble bee species Bombus occidentalis, Bombus affinis, and Bombus terricola. These guides include illustrations of similar species found in the ranges of each of the above species.
Download and print a PDF version of the pocket identification guide for:
- the western bumble bee (Bombus occidentalis, western U.S. and Canada)
- the rusty-patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis, upper midwest and eastern U.S., eastern Canada)
- the yellowbanded bumble bee (Bombus terricola, upper midwest and eastern U.S., eastern Canada)
- printing and folding instructions
If you spot any of these species, please take photos and send an email to bumblebees@....
If you would like a printed version of one or two of these guides, please email sarina@....
Read more about our work on conservation of these three species of bumble bees.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
The Xerces Society is an international, nonprofit organization that
protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their
habitat. To join the Society, make a contribution, or read about our
work, please visit www.xerces.org
Endangered Species Coordinator
4828 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97215
tel: 503-232-6639 fax: 503-233-6794