Historically abundant in at least Chittenden and Addison County, the last Vermont record was in 2000. Fond of large grasslands, and still present northeast of Lake Erie, this species may someday be re-found in VT.


Similar Species: Yellow-banded Bumble Bee (Bombus terricola) and Black-and-gold Bumble Bee (Bombus auricomus)

Global Status: Vulnerable (G3)

Vermont Status: Possibly Extirpated (SH)


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Living Atlas Species Page



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