Colorado is home to a large and diverse community of native pollinators that consists of:
- 946 species of native bees
- A complete listing can be found on the University of Colorado Natural History Museum web page. Due to the diversity of ecosystems in our state, we have a very large number of bees compared to our eastern Great Plains neighbors.
- For more information on native bee species:
- A Guide to Colorado Bees by Diane Wilson, Applewood Seed Company
- 250 species of butterflies and over 1000 species of moths. For a comprehensive list of species check out the Colorado page of Butterflies and Moths of North America.
- Wasps, beetles and flies
- 11 species of migrating Hummingbirds, which arrive in April and usually leave in September.