Bombus barbutellus (Kirby, 1802)

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 barbutellus (Kirby, 1802)
status

 

Bombus barbutellus (Kirby, 1802) 

Eurosiberian species sparsely distributed by the Iberian Peninsula, spread mainly across the Cantabrian Range and the Pyrenees, between 1345 and 2100 m high, entering also into further south, and foraging preferably on species of Asteraceae  , Dipsacaceae  and Fabaceae ( Ornosa & Gayubo 1989)  . B. barbutellus  is a social parasite on B. hortorum  and B. ruderatus  , however in others areas B. hypnorum  has been recorded as an alternative host ( Løken 1984, Rasmont 1988).

It has not been found in the Pyrenees in recent samplings ( Table 3), where only six individuals were found in the past. It was assessed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of European Bees (Rasmont et al. 2015), it is estimated that B. barbutellus  would suffer considerably from climatic warming.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Bombus