New York Natural Heritage Program
Northern Amber Bumble Bee
Bombus (Subterraneobombus) borealis Kirby, 1837

New York State Distribution [-]
Since 1980, northern amber bumble bee has been documented in Hamilton and Tompkins counties. The single record post-2000 is from Tompkins County (Richardson 2013 and Yanega 2013). The species was primarily known from the Adirondacks, although there are no records from there since 1980 despite sampling effort.

Global Distribution [-]
The northern amber bumble bee range includes the Canadian maritimes west to Alberta and in the northeastern U.S. from Maine to Wisconsin, and Montana and Wyoming (NatureServe 2016).
Best Places to See
• Shindagin Hollow State Forest (Tompkins County)