Bombus Latreille, 1802
(bumble bees or humble bees & cuckoo bees)

Subtaxon Example images Rank Subtaxa
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ID refs
Lateral view (Click to view)Male - visiting Chives - latero-dorsal view - close-up (Click to view)Lateral view (Click to view)Dorsal view (Click to view)Queen - dorso-lateral view (Click to view)Male - dorsal view (Click to view)Queen - lateral view (Click to view)
Subgenus 11 illustrated subtaxa 10 ident. refs
Female - dorso-lateral view (Click to view)Female - dorsal view (Click to view)Dorsal - close-up (Click to view)Dorsal view (Click to view)
Subgenus 5 illustrated subtaxa 2 ident. refs
Taxonomic hierarchy:
GenusBombus (bumble bees or humble bees & cuckoo bees)
FamilyAPIDAE (bees)
SuperfamilyAPOIDEA (solitary and hive bees)
InfraorderAculeata (aculeates: bees, wasps and ants)
SuborderAPOCRITA (bees, wasps, ants and parasitoids)
OrderHYMENOPTERA (ants, bees and wasps, sawflies and parasitoid wasps)
Division Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)
InfraclassNeoptera (bees, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other advanced insects)
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

Identification Works

BioInfo ( has 26 general literature references relevant to Bombus (bumble bees or humble bees & cuckoo bees)

Bombus (bumble bees or humble bees & cuckoo bees) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 77 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Bombus (bumble bees or humble bees & cuckoo bees)
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