Insects of the Month:

Bombus pensylvanicus

Bombus pensylvanicus, American Bumble Bee

  • Bombus pensylvanicus is one of the most widespread bumble bee species in North America, ranging from coast to coast.
  • Like most bumble bees, Bombus pensylvanicus is a social insect who cooperates with close relatives to raise offspring.
  • Bombus pensylvanicus colonies typically reach peak density in the summer months of July and August.
Visit the Bombus pensylvanicus, American Bumble Bee species page to see what plants these insects visit.
Halictus Ligatus (Sweat Bee)

Halictus ligatus, sweat bee

Sweat bees...

  • Are social, like honeybees and bumblebees
  • Dig tunnels in dry soil to build their nests
Visit the Halictus ligatus, sweat bee species page to see what plants these insects visit.