Bombus bohemicus Seidl, 1837,

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: 54

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Bombus bohemicus Seidl, 1837


Bombus bohemicus Seidl, 1837 

Eurosiberian species distributed from Ireland in the west to the Pacific coasts in the east. In the Iberian Peninsula it is found in the northern half between 900 and 2000 m of altitude ( Ornosa & Ortiz-Sánchez 2004). The species is a common cuckoo-bumblebee and not considered to be threatened (Rasmont et al. 2015).

At present it has been collected in the Pyrenees in forest pastures and mountain meadows, between 1310 and 2300 m ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7) on Achilegia vulgaris  L., Buglossoides arvensis  (L.) I.M.Johns., Centaurea scabiosa  L., Cirsium acaule  (L.) Scop., Eryngium bourgatii Gouan.  , Lathyrus pratensis  L., Lotus corniculatus  L., Onobrichis vicifolia Scop., Silene acaulis  (L.) Jacq., Trifolium pratense L.  , and Viola odorata L. There  is also another recent record from Sierra del Caurel in Galicia (Lugo: Liñares, 1300 m, 3-IX-10, 1 male, R. Outerelo leg., UCME).

According to the current data, this species exhibits greater elevational tendency ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7), but it is not regarded as being scarce or threatened ( Table 2).

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

Spain: Girona : La Molina road, 25-VII-2009, 1 male, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  . Huesca : Biescas, 10-VIII- 2014, 1 male, E. Acosta leg., UMU; Ordesa, pradera, 4-VII-2006, 6 males, 1 queen, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; Ordesa , Gradas de Soaso, 8-VIII-2014, 1 male., E. Acosta leg., UMU; Parzán, 8-VII-2009, 1 male, V. Monserrat leg., UCME  ; San Nicolás de Bujaruelo , 9-VIII-2014, 3 males, P. De la Rúa leg., UMU Lleida: Aigüestortes threshold, 26-VII-2006, 4 males, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; Grasslands between Estany Ratera and Estany Sant Maurici, 26-VII-2006, 1 male, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; Estany Ratera – Mirador track, 26- VII-2006, 4 males, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; Estany Ratera track, 26- VII-2006, 3 males, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; Jou road, 10/07/2014, 1 male, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; La Bonaigua , La Peülla, 27-VII-2006, 2 males, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  .


Faculdad de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia