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Bombus balteatus Dahlbom, 1832
Bombus nivalis Dahlbom, 1832; Bombus tricolor Dahlbom, 1832; Bombus kirbyellus var tristis_homonym Sparre-Schneider, 1902, nomen nudum; Bombus kirbyellus var lysholmi Friese, 1905; Bombus kirbyellus var pyropygus Friese, 1905; Bombus kirbyellus var friesei Skorikov, 1908; Bombus kirbyellus var cinctus Friese, 1911; Bombus kirbyellus var cinctellus Friese, 1911; Bombus kirbyellus var similis Friese, 1911, replacement name; Alpinobombus kirbyellus var appropinquans Skorikov, 1914; Alpinobombus kirbyellus var subbalteatus Skorikov, 1914; Alpinobombus kirbyellus var subcollaris Skorikov, 1914; Alpinobombus kirbyellus var gmelini Skorikov, 1914; Bombus kirbyellus var semijaensis Friese, 1923

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Subgenus: Alpinobombus

Bombus balteatus, male AMNH BEE00094742-3
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Bombus balteatus, male AMNH BEE00094742-2
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Identification
Extracted from Jonathan Koch, James Strange,Paul Williams.2012. Bumble Bees of the Western United States. A product of the U.S. Forest Service and the Pollinator Partnership with funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Status: Rare

Select food plant genera: Chamerion (Epilobium), Mertensia, Aster, Castilleja, Penstemon, Geranium

Tongue Length: Long

Distribution: Found in high latitude regions of Alaska and Canada; in the contiguous U.S. it is associated with high elevation sites of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and California

Can be confused with B. frigidus

Females (queens and workers, colors refer to ‘hair’) • Thorax anterior to black band between wing bases predominately yellow, scutellum yellow, T1-2 yellow, T3 yellow at least apicolaterally, T4-5 orange or black, face very long.

Mid leg basitarus with the distal posterior corner rounded. Cheek much longer than broad, clypeus with irregular punctures. Hair of the face and top of head predominantly black, often with patches of yellow hair. On the side of the thorax, the lower anterior surface with yellow hair, corbicular fringes red. Hair length long and uneven.


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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Asteraceae  Aster sp @ BBSL (6)

Cirsium scariosum @ BMEC_ENT (1)

Helianthella quinquenervis @ RMBL_ENT (2)

Senecio @ BMEC_ENT (4); RMBL_ENT (1)
Boraginaceae  Mertensia bakeri @ RMBL_ENT (1)

Mertensia ciliata @ RMBL_ENT (2)
Fabaceae  Lupinus sp @ BBSL (1)

Oxytropis sericea @ BBSL (1)

Trifolium @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Gentianaceae  Gentiana parryi @ RMBL_ENT (2)
Geraniaceae  Geranium sp @ BBSL (2)

Geranium viscosissimum @ BBSL (1)
Mertensiidae  Mertensia sp @ BBSL (13)
Onagraceae  Epilobium latifolium @ BBSL (3)

Epilobium parviflorum @ BBSL (14)
Orobanchaceae  Castilleja occidentalis @ RMBL_ENT (1)
Plantaginaceae  Penstemon @ RMBL_ENT (1)
Polemoniaceae  Polemonium viscosum @ RMBL_ENT (1)
Ranunculaceae  Delphinium barbeyi @ RMBL_ENT (4)

Delphinium sp @ BBSL (1)
Scrophulariaceae  Linaria vulgaris @ BBSL (1)
_  Withheld @ BBSL__YOSE (11); BBSL (33)

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