Bombus hortorum hispanicus Pittioni, 1939

Ornosa, Concepción, Torres, Félix & Rúa, Pilar De La, 2017, Updated list of bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) from the Spanish Pyrenees with notes on their decline and conservation status, Zootaxa 4237 (1), pp. 41-77: 66-67

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4237.1.3

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Bombus hortorum hispanicus Pittioni, 1939
status

 

Bombus hortorum hispanicus Pittioni, 1939 

This subspecies was originally found in the Cantabrian Range. Today it occurs at the northwest quadrant of the Iberian Peninsula, spreading to the south to the Sierra de Sintra and more rarely eastward to the Pyrenees. It appears from 50 to 2175 m and flies on meadows and pastures, foraging on species of Araliaceae  , Asteraceae  , Boraginaceae  , Fabaceae  , Lamiaceae  , Orchidaceae  , and Scrophulariaceae ( Ornosa & Ortiz-Sánchez 2004)  .

This subspecies has not been recorded in the present samplings ( Table 3), but some recent few individuals were collected in Picos de Europa (Cantabria: Áliva , 17- VI-2006, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME; Bielva, VII-2007, 1 queen, P. Vargas leg., UCMEAbout UCME) and in Galicia (Pontevedra: Moscoso, 10-28-VII-2012, R. Outerelo, 1 male, 6 workers, R. Outerelo leg., UCMEAbout UCME)  .

UCME

Faculdad de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Bombus