NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
State Museum of Natural History
Biodiversity Data Centre

Bombus confusus Schenck, 1859

Synonym
  • paradoxus Dalla Torre, 1882
  • festivus Hoffer, 1882
Vernacular Name

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Conservation status
No status defined
Value of species
Pollinator species
Remarks
Detail
One of 3 species of the subgenus Bombias. One of 250 world known species of the genus Bombus, and one of 40 bumblebee species in the fauna of Ukraine. DISTRIBUTION: Palaearctic Region. The distribution of Bombus confusus is centred on Central Europe. The species does not reach the Mediterranean peninsulae, nor the Mediterranean sea coast. It includes two very differentiated subspecies that could even be seen as species. The distribution of B. confusus paradoxus is much more restricted than the one of confusus s.s. The only recent observation of this subspecies are from Russia.
Book reference
Experts
  • Iren KONOVALOVA, e-mail: iren@museum.lviv.net

Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Animalia
Eumetazoa
Arthropoda
Hexapoda
Insecta
Hymenoptera
Apidae