J. Pérez (1895) described Bombus terrestris var. canariensis. This variety now is found to represent a separate species; with reference to the Code article 45:3d (1961) the name Bombus canariensis Pérez, 1895 n.stat. is used. On the Island of Madeira Bombus maderensis n.sp. of the B. terrestris-group was collected in Funchal. It is described and figured here.