Bombus campestris (Panzer, 1801)

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-FF45FB9CFDF2

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Plazi

scientific name

Bombus campestris (Panzer, 1801)
status

 

Bombus campestris (Panzer, 1801) 

Eurosiberian species, mostly spread across mountains up to the Arctic Circle. In the Iberian Peninsula, it was found in the highlands of the northern half until 1700 m, mainly in meadows and open areas of beech, oak, fir and pine trees on species of Fabaceae  , Asteraceae  , Boraginaceae  , Rosaceae  and Scrophulariaceae ( Ornosa & Ortiz-Sánchez 2004)  . It is a social parasite mostly of Thoracobombus species: B. pascuorum  , B. humilis  , B. ruderarius  , B. sylvarum  and B. muscorum  . Recently we found an inner record ( Spain: Madrid: Pto. Fuenfría, 11-VIII-2015, 1 male, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME), at 1797 m, on Rubus ulmifolius Schott. 

It was assessed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of European Bees (Rasmont et al. 2015), but these authors estimated that B. campestris  would suffer considerably from climatic warming due to its parasitic behaviour. It has not been found in present samplings in the Pyrenees ( Table 3).

UCME

Faculdad de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Bombus