Bombus sichelii flavissimus (Tkalců, 1974)

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: 53

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/616887B9-FF91-FFB6-FF3C-FE4FFC1BFBD6

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scientific name

Bombus sichelii flavissimus (Tkalců, 1974)
status

 

Bombus sichelii flavissimus (Tkalců, 1974) 

It is a mountain subspecies, spread in the Pyrenees and the Cantabrian Range, on mountain pastures ( Ornosa & Ortiz-Sánchez 2004).

Currently it has been collected in the Pyrenees ( Table 2) in temperate forest, upperforest and alpine grasslands and shrublands, over all in coniferous forest of Pinus uncinata  and Abies alba  with scattered patches of subalpine shrub, since 1300 (only two individuals) to 2300 m, mostly above 1650 m ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7), on Calluna vulgaris  (L.) Hull., Centaurea scabiosa  L., Gentiana alpina Mill.  , Lavandula pyrenaica  DC., Lotus corniculatus  L., Rhododendron ferrugineum  L., Trifolium pratense L.  , Trifolium repens L.  and Vaccinium myrtillus L. 

This bee exhibits a greater orophilous tendency ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7). It was assessed as Low Concerned (LC) in the IUCN Spanish Red List ( Verdú & Galante 2006).

New records. Andorra: Soldeu, 28-VII-2006, 4 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME. 

Spain: Girona : Nùria, 24-VII-2009, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  ; Nùria , Pic de l´ Àliga, 24-VII-2009, 10 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  . Huesca : Chía , Mirador, Valle de Benasque, 14-VII-2011, 1 male, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  ; Sahún pass, 14-VII-2011, 4 males, 1 queen, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  ; La Besurta , Ibón de Villamorta, 15-VII-2011, 6 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  . Lleida : Artiga de Lin, 15-VIII-2012, 1 worker, P. De la Rúa leg, UMU: Baqueira-Ruda, 27-VII-2006, 1 male, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  ; Aigüestortes threshold, 26-VII-2006, 1 male, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  ; Grasslands between Estany Ratera and Estany Sant Maurici, 8-VII-2014, 1 worker; C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  ; Jou road, 27-VII-2006, 1 male, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  ; Estany Ratera track, 26-VII-2006, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  .

UCME

Faculdad de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Bombus