New York Natural Heritage Program
Black and Gold Bumble Bee
Bombus auricomus (Robertson, 1903)
Insects

New York State Distribution [-]
Since 1980, black and gold bumble bee has been documented in Monroe and Tompkins counties. The single record post-2000 is from Monroe County (Richardson 2013 and Yanega 2013). Prior to 1980, this species was known from six other locations statewide, but has never been common in NY.

Global Distribution [-]
The black and gold bumble bee range includes the eastern United States south to Florida and west to Wyoming, and in Canada, the range includes Ontario and possibly Saskatchewan west to British Columbia (NatureServe 2016).