Bombus is a genus of bumblebees, characterized by their black and yellow striped bodies and fuzzy appearance. They are found in temperate climates, living in grasslands, meadows, and forests. They have a lifespan of one to two years, and their current population is stable. They are social insects, living in colonies and relying on a queen to reproduce. They feed on nectar and pollen, and are important pollinators of many plants.
Name Origin: The genus name Bombus is derived from the Latin word for a buzzing or humming sound. This is in reference to the sound made by the bumblebee, which is a member of this genus.
Related Species: Bombus terrestris, Bombus impatiens, Bombus lucorum, Bombus pascuorum, Bombus lapidarius, Bombus hortorum, Bombus sylvarum, Bombus pratorum, Bombus ruderatus, Bombus humilis