Bombus lapidarius lapidarius (Linnaeus, 1758),

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: 52

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Bombus lapidarius lapidarius (Linnaeus, 1758)


Bombus lapidarius lapidarius (Linnaeus, 1758) 

It is distributed throughout the northern third of the Iberian Peninsula, between 350 and 1840 m. Individuals with the purest coloring tend to occur in high altitude and further north, while further south and west, hybrids with the subspecies decipiens dominate ( Ornosa & Ortiz-Sanchez 2004).

Currently, it has been collected in Pyrenean forestal and supraforestal temperate-oceanic grassland, with patches of subalpine scrub between 912 and 2175 m ( Fig. 7View FIGURE 7), on Centaurea scabiosa  L., Cirsium acaule  (L.) Scop., Cirsium arvense  (L.) Scop., Digitalis purpurea  L., Echium vulgare L.  , Eryngium bourgatii Gouan.  , Lamium amplexicaule  L., Lotus corniculatus  L., Medicago sativa L.  , Onobrichis vicifolia Scop., Prunella vulgaris  L., Ranunculus acris  L., Rhododendron ferrugineum  L., Silene acaulis  (L.) Jacq., Trifolium pratense L.  , Trifolium repens L.  , Vaccinium myrtillus L.  and Vicia cracca L. 

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

New records. Spain: Girona: Camprodón , ski resort, 8-VII-2015, 2 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; La Molina , ski resort, 9-VII-2015, 2 workers, F. Torres leg., UCME  ; Nùria , 24-VII-2009, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; Nùria, Pic de l ´ Àliga , 10-VII-2015, 1 queen, 2 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  . Ribes de Freser , 24-VII- 2009, 4 workers  ; 9-VII-2015, 2 workers; C. Ornosa leg., UCME. Huesca: Biescas , 10-VIII-2 014, 3 workers, E. Acosta leg., UMU; Canfranc, railway station, 3-VII-2006, 2 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; Hecho-Ansó mountain pass, 11-VIII-2014, 1 male, 1 worker, P. De la Rúa leg., UMU; Ordesa, Gradas de Soaso, 4-VII-2006, 1 queen, 2 workers  ; 10-VII-2013, 1 queen, C. Ornosa leg.; Ordesa, Laña Sarratieto, 10-VII-2013, 2 queens, C. Ornosa; UCME; Panticosa , alto, 5-VI-2006, 1 male, 10 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; Las Cutas track, 11-VII- 2013, 3 queens, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; Selva de Oza, Aguas Tortas track, 10-VII-2009, 2 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  ; S. Nicolás de Bujaruelo, 9-VIII-2014, 1 male, 14 workers, P. De la Rúa leg., UMU; Zuriza, 12-VII-2009, 1 male, 2 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME. Lleida: Artiga de Lin, 14-VIII-2 012, 1 worker, P. De la Rúa leg, UMU Estany Sant Maurici , 8-VII-2014, 1 worker, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  . Ruda track, 8-VII-2014, 2 workers, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  . Navarra: Abodi pass, 11-VII-2009, 1 queen, C. Ornosa leg., UCME  .


Faculdad de Biologia, Departamento de Zoologia