Bombus alpinus

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Bombus alpinus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Bombus
Subgenus: Alpinobombus
Species: B. alpinus
Binomial name
Bombus alpinus
(Linnaeus, 1758[1]
Synonyms
  • Apis alpina
  • Bombus helleri

Bombus alpinus is a species of bumblebee. It is native to Europe and Eurasia, where it occurs in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland.[2]

This bee occurs in tundra habitat and in alpine climates on mountains. It can be found in mountain meadows, heaths, and willow woodlands. It collects pollen from mountain plants such as willows, bog blueberry, bird's-foot trefoil, and louseworts.[2]

Some populations are threatened by habitat degradation caused by climate change.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bombus alpinus (Linnaeus, 1758)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Rasmont, P., et al. 2015. Bombus alpinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 03 March 2016.