Native Pollinators

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:
  • 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.

 

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