Bombus funebris

Mourning Bee

Bombus funebris, dark Bumble Bee image from South America


Family: Apidae

Subfamily: Apinae

Tribe: Bombini

Length: insect in photo 14.8 mm


Bombus funebris is found in and west of the Andes, from Colombia to northern Chile.

Photo data (upper photo): 7 December 2012. Yumani, on Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.

Photo data (lower photo): 25 August 2021. Lower slopes of Cotopaxi volcano, Cotopaxi province, Ecuador.

Both photos vetted by Dr. John S. Ascher, National University of Singapore.