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Bombus erzurumensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Apidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Hymenoptera
Genus  Bombus
Similar  Bombus pyrenaeus, Bombus armeniacus, Bombus alpinus, Bombus confusus, Bombus cryptarum

Bombus erzurumensis is a species of bumblebee found in Turkey (north-eastern Anatolia) and northern Iran.

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Description

The thorax is whitish with a black band between the wings. The two first terga (abdominal segments) are white, followed by a black band; the rest of the abdomen is red. Variation in the pattern is considerable, but the form B. erzurumensis f. oezbeki (earlier considered a separate species, B. oezbeki) has white fur on the face and the corbiculae (pollen basket) is covered with red hairs.

Ecology

B. erzurumensis is a mountain species, living on alpine steppes between 1,550 and 3,000 m (5,090 and 9,840 ft) above sea level. It collects nectar and pollen from flowering plants, for example, Cephalaria, Campanula, Jurinea, and Nepeta species.

References

Bombus erzurumensis Wikipedia


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