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Bombus mixtus Cresson, 1878
Orange-Belted Bumble Bee; Tricoloured Bumble Bee
Family: Apidae
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Distribution of Bombus mixtus in British Columbia
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Williams et al. (2014) indicate this species is found from "Mountain West from CA in the southern Nevada to BC, in the Rocky Mountains to CO and NM, and in the Tundra/Taiga region of AK and western Canada, with disjunct populations in the upper US Midwest, Northern ON, and Maritime NB. Moderately common throughout its range."

Reference: Williams, Paul, Robbin Thorp, Leif Richardson and Sheila Colla. 2014. Bumble Bees of North American: An Identification Guide. Princeton University Press.

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS5YellowNot Listed
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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-07-17 8:56:15 PM]
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