- Apis cardui Muller, 1776
- Apis soroeensis Fabricius, 1777
- proteus Gerstaecker, 1869
- perplexus Radoszkowski, 1884
- miniatocaudatus Vogt, 1909
Ilfracombe Humble-bee, Broken-belted Humble-bee, Broken-belted bumblebee
No status defined
Value of species
The single species in the subgenus Kallobombus. One of 250 world known species of the genus Bombus, and one of 40 bumblebee species in the fauna of Ukraine.
Distribution: Palaearctic Region (Europe east to the Tien Shan and Mongolia).
A small species, with a short tongue, emerging in late spring, and nesting below the surface of the ground. Colonies are small.
[[Bombus soroeensis is present, and locally very common, in a large part of the West-Palaearctic region. It has been much published about. North, its range extends to the 70th parallel in Scandinavia and to the 60th in Russia. South, the species is present in the mountains of N. Spain, S.France, Italy and Balkan. West, it extends to the Atlantic coast in Norway, and in the Sierra de Ancares in Spain. It is absent from Ireland and from the Hebrides, but present throughout the British mainland. East, its range extends to the south of central Siberia (around Lake Baykal) and to Mongolia. South-east, in Anatolia, it includes the Taurus, the mountains in the north of the Hakkari province, the Caucasus and the mountains of N. Iran, except the Kopet-dag.
B. soroeensis includes several well differentiated subspecies that makes its identification sometimes tricky]].
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