Bombus maxillosus Klug, 1817

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: 67

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Bombus maxillosus Klug, 1817
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Bombus maxillosus Klug, 1817 

Western Palearctic species, spread by Europe, Minor Asia and the North of Africa. Lecocq et al. (2011) and Rasmont et al. (2015) considerer it as a B. barbutellus  subspecies. It is distributed on the Balearic Islands and all over the Iberian territory, except in lower levels of the southern third due to certain orophilus tendency. Its elevational distribution ranges from 870 to 3000 m, and it presents preference for Asteraceae  and Fabaceae  plant species ( Castro 1988, Ornosa & Ortiz- Sánchez 2004, Vargas et al. 2013). B. maxillosus  is social parasite on B. ruderatus  .

It has not been found in the Pyrenees , where it was locally abundant in the past ( Table 3), however, there are two recent records in the southern Iberian Peninsula , in Sierra Nevada , on Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.  (Almería: Puerto de la Ragua, at 2270 m, 24-VII-2009, 1 male, P. Vargas leg., UCMEAbout UCME; Granada: Veleta, 24-VII-2012, at 2800 m, 1 male, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME). 

UCME

Faculdad de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Bombus