Bombus franklini (Frison)

Franklin’s Bumblebee (Bombus franklini)

Franklin’s Bumblebee is, or perhaps was, one of the most narrowly distributed bumblebee species of the world, it is known only from a small area between the coast and the Sierra-Cascade Mountains in northern California and southern Oregon, USA.

The species was last seen in 2006 at Mt. Ashland in Oregon and is now most likely extinct.


Photo: James P. Strange

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edited: 25.04.2022