Native Pollinators

Colorado is home to a large and diverse community of native pollinators that consists of:

Butterfly on a flower
  • 946 species of native bees
    • A complete listing can be found on the University of Colorado Natural History Museum website. Due to the diversity of ecosystemsin 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.