COSEWIC Status Reports

COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee Bombus affinis in Canada

The Rusty-patched Bumble Bee (bourdon à tache rousse) (Bombus affinis) is one of five North American members of the subgenus Bombus. It is a medium to large-sized bumble bee with several distinguishing characters. Males and workers have a second abdominal segment that is half reddish-brown and half yellow. Queens can be difficult to distinguish from some other species.


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COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3
Tel: 819-938-4125
Fax: 819-938-3984
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