This insect is one of many native pollinators, the famous bumblebee. It is more popularly known than other pollinators because of its “cute and fluffy” appearance.
Native pollinators are very useful in native areas for pollinating flowers that grow in their local area. They may pollinate any flower in their flight path, only pollinate certain kinds, or have a prefered flower. For example, leafcutter bees pollinate mostly alfalfa, and honey bees may pollinate it but don’t like to.
Native pollinators are quite different from each other in many ways. They vary in size, shape, color, and even speed. On top of that, different areas have different native pollinators, which gives them their name.