Bombus vestalis vestalis

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: 68

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9F7D6E46-B32D-4790-841F-6B7F83DB8D30

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/616887B9-FF86-FFA1-FF3C-FC0CFEE1FB01

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Bombus vestalis vestalis
status

 

Bombus vestalis vestalis 

This bumblebee species has Euromediterranean distribution. In the Iberian Peninsula, the nominate subspecies of B. vestalis  was located in the Pyrenean area in the past, until 1700 m, on Asteraceae  , Ericaceae  and Fabaceae  ( Rasmont 1988, Ornosa & Ortiz-Sánchez 2004). It is a social parasite on B. terrestris  and B. lucorum  .

It is not considered threatened at a continental scale, according to Rasmont et al. (2015), who assessed it as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of European Bees, but it has not been found in present campaings in the Pyrenees ( Table 3).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Bombus