Bombus consobrinus

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Bombus consobrinus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Bombus
Subgenus: Megabombus
Species: B. consobrinus
Binomial name
Bombus consobrinus
Dahlbom, 1832[1]

Bombus consobrinus is a species of bumblebee found in Hungary, northern Scandinavia, Kazakhstan, Russia (Saghalien, Siberia), China (Soyorei, Hebei, Liaoning), North and South Korea, and Japan.[2]

Description[edit]

The bumblebee is large, with the thorax and anterior part of the abdomen coloured orange, followed by a black band. The tip of the abdomen is grey.[3]

Behaviour[edit]

The bumblebee feeds almost entirely on the flowers of monkshood (Aconitum).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bombus consobrinus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ Discover Life. "Discover Life map of Bombus consobrinus". Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Holmström, Göran (2007). Humlor - alla Sveriges arter (Bumble-bees - all the species of Sweden) (in Swedish). Östlings Bokförlag Symposion. pp. 110–111. ISBN 978-91-7139-776-8. 
  4. ^ Mike R. Baxter (1989). "Intensive Housing: The Last Straw for Pigs?" (pdf). Journal of Animal Science (American Society of Animal Science) 67 (2433–2440): 2434. Retrieved 20 February 2009.