Bombus flavidus Eversmann, 1852

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: 55

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

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scientific name

Bombus flavidus Eversmann, 1852
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Bombus flavidus Eversmann, 1852 

Bombus flavidus  is a boreo-alpine species, distributed in the north of the Eurasian continent, Scandinavia and Siberia, where the nominal subspecies spreads. It is the social parasite of B. jonellus  , but in the Pyrenees it shows preference for B. pyrenaeus  and secondarily by B. monticola  ( Løken 1984, Rasmont 1988). There is a double threat to B. flavidus  since the two main host species have small and declining populations ( Table 2).

It was assessed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of European Bees (Rasmont et al. 2015) and as Endangered (EN) in the IUCN Spanish Red List (Ornosa & Torres 2009), where it is locally less abundant ( Table 2). In the Pyrenean fauna, it is represented by a unique subspecies:

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Bombus