The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Bombus cockerelli Franklin, 1913

Cockerell's bumblebee



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1956

Rediscovered on 31 August 2011



White Mountains, New Mexico (south-central), USA












Original scientific description:

Franklin, H. J. (1913). The Bombidae of the New World. Trans. Amer. Entomol. Soc. 38(1912): 177-486.


Other references:

University of California - Riverside (2011, December 6). Scientists rediscover rarest U.S. bumblebee: Cockerell's Bumblebee was last seen in the United States in 1956. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 24, 2013, from­ /releases/2011/12/111205140616.htm

Yanega, Douglas. (2013). The Status of Cockerell's Bumblebee, Bombus (Pyrobombus) cockerelli Franklin, 1913 (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Southwestern Entomologist 38(3): 517-522. [Abstract]


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