Bombus wurflenii pyrenaicus Vogt, 1909

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: 45-46

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

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Bombus wurflenii pyrenaicus Vogt, 1909
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Bombus wurflenii pyrenaicus Vogt, 1909 

The Iberian subspecies occurs in alpine pastures from the Pyrenees and Cantabrian Range between 1100 and 2000 meters high ( Ornosa & Ortiz-Sánchez 2004, Herrera et al. 2014); currently it has been collected between 1650 and 2050 meters height ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7), in temperate forest, upperforest and alpine grasslands and shrublands, open areas in coniferous forests of Pinus uncinata Ram  , with Abies alba Mill  and scattered patches of subalpine shrub of Juniperus comunis nana Willd.  , Rhododendron ferrugineum  L., and Calluna vulgaris  (L.) Hull., foraging on Aconitum vulparia Reich.  , Centaurea scabiosa  L., Echium vulgare L.  , Eryngium bourgatii Gouan.  , Lathyrus occidentalis (Fisch and C. A. Mey.)  , Lotus corniculatus  L., Onobrichis vicifolia Scop., Phlomis lychnitis  L. and Trifolium repens L. 

It is not a common species although it has been recently observed at the Cantabrian Range ( Herrera et al. 2014) and previously in some places from the foothills of the Picos de Europa (León; Pto. de la Magdalena, 16–21-June- 2008, 1 queen; Pto. de las Señales, 16–21- VI-2008, 1 queen, C. Ornosa leg., UCME) and the Pyrenees.

This bee exhibits a greater orophilous tendency ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7), it is scarce and likely threatened ( Table 2).

New records. Spain: Girona: Nùria, 10- VII-2015, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  ; Nùria , Bosc de la Verge, 24- VII-2009, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME  ; La Molina, Roc Blanco  , 25- VII-2009, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCMEAbout UCME. Huesca: Ordesa, Gradas de Soaso, 4  - VII-2006, 1 worker; 10- VII-2013, 1 queen; C. Ornosa leg., UCME; 8- VIII-2014, 2 queens, E. Acosta leg., UMU. Lleida: Baños de Tredós, 10- VII-2014, 1 queen; C. Ornosa leg., UCME.

*Thirteen B. mucidus mollis  individuals were sampled between 1970–1998 and 41 before 1950.

TABLE 2. Bumblebee species and subspecies collected in the Pyrenees and IUCN category ranks (from Spain: Verdú & Galante (2006), Verdú et al. (2011) and from Europe: Rasmont et al. (2015): Not Evaluated, NE; Endangered, EN; Vulnerable, VU; Data Deficient, DD; Least Concern, LC) of the extant bumblebee species and subspecies in the Pyrenees. The number of individuals sampled between 2006 and 2015 is indicated. In rare species and those with relevant records, the number of individuals known from historical literature or collections is included in brackets.

  VU (Andalusia 2008)
B. pascuorum freygessneri
UCME

Faculdad de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hymenoptera

Family

Apidae

Genus

Bombus