Scientific Name: Bombus sp.
Size: Medium – large, 10 – 23 mm (0.4 – 0.9 in)*
Nest: Colony (eusocial)*
Nesting Location: Rodent holes, leaf piles, ground*
Nest Materials: Was (nectar pots), leaves (insulation)*
Active: Spring – late fall*
Color and Appearance: Black, yellow, white or orange hair, black body; stout, furry, robust, completely hairy*
Pollen Collection: Pollen baskets on hind legs (coriculae)*
Flight Distance: ~ 1 mile, 1.6 km*
*From Heather Holm, Pollinators of Native Plants: Attract, Observe and Identify Pollinators and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants. Minetonka: Pollination Press, LLC, 2014., p. 264.