Bombus mesomelas Gerstaecker, 1869

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: 61

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

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/616887B9-FF89-FFAE-FF3C-FF45FE7EFB02

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scientific name

Bombus mesomelas Gerstaecker, 1869
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Bombus mesomelas Gerstaecker, 1869 

This mountain species spreads in southern Alps, the Caucasus, Turkey and Elburs. On the Iberian Peninsula it occurs in Cantabrian Range, Sierra Cebollera and Sierra de los Ancares and in the Pyrenees, between 1200 and 2900 m of altitude, in open areas and forest areas cleared of fir, oak and beech ( Ornosa & Ortiz-Sánchez 2004). At present it has been collected in the Pyrenees in forest pastures, with patches of subalpine and temperate-oceanic Pyrenean forest, between 1440 and 2800 m ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7) on Asarina procumbens Mill.  , Centaurea scabiosa  L., Cirsium acaule  (L.) Scop., Cirsium monspessulanum  (L.) Hill, Eryngium bourgatii Gouan  , Lotus corniculatus  L., Medicago sativa L.  , Origanum vulgare  L., Rhododendron ferreugineum  L., Taraxacum officinale Wigg.  , Trifolium pratense L.  , Trifolium repens L.  and Vicia cracca L. 

According to the current data, this species exhibits greater elevational tendency ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7) and the most of the samples were collected above 1650 m. It seems to be locally abundant and it is not regarded as being scarce or threatened ( Table 2). In the IUCN European Red List it is considered as Least Concern despite the regression observed in lower mountain regions of central Europe (Rasmont et al. 2015).

New records. Andorra: Soldeu, 28- VII-2006, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME. 

Spain: Girona: Camprodón, ski resort, 23- VII-2009, 7 workers, C. Ornosa leg.; 8  - VII-2015, 2 queens, 1 worker, F. Torres leg.; UCME; La Molina, La Pobla  road, 25- VII-2009, 2 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; La Molina, Alabaus  , 9- VII-2015, 1 worker, F. Torres leg., UCMEAbout UCME La Molina road, 25  - VII-2009, 5 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; La Molina, ski resort, 25- VII-2009, 2 males, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; Nùria, Bosc de la Verge, 24- VII- 2009, 2 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; Nùria, Pic de l ´Àliga, 24- VII-2009, 1 queen, 5 workers; 10- VII-2015, 1 queen, 3 workers; C. Ornosa leg., UCME; Tosas pass, 4- VII-2012, 1 queen, P. Vargas leg., UCME; Huesca: Cerler, 13- VII-2011, 1 queen, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; Baños de Benasque, 14- VII-2011, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; Formigal, 9- VII-2009, 2 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; La Besurta, Ibón de Villamorta, 15- VII- 2011, 1 queen, 3 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; Ordesa, Gradas de Soaso, 10- VII-2013, 1 queen; C. Ornosa leg., UCME; Las Cutas track, 11- VII-2013, 2 queens, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; San Nicolás de Bujaruelo, 9- VIII-2014, 2 workers, P. De la Rúa leg., UMU; Vallibierna, 15- VII-2011, 4 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME. Lleida: Artiga de Lin, 14- VIII-2012, 3 workers; 15- VIII-2012, 16 workers; P. De la Rúa leg., UMU; Baqueira-Ruda, 27- VII-2006, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; Espot, 25- VII-2006, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; La Bonaigua, La Peülla, 27- VII-2006, 3 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; Ruda track, 10- VII-2014, 1 queen, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME. Navarra: Abodi pass, 11  - VII-2009, 2 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME; Alto de Belagua, 11- VII-2009, 1 queen, C. Ornosa leg., UCME.

UCME

Faculdad de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Bombus