Bombus confusus

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Bombus confusus
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Bombus confusus male
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Apidae
Genus: Bombus
Subgenus: Bombias
Species:
B. confusus
Binomial name
Bombus confusus
Schenck, 1859

Bombus confusus is a species of bumblebee found in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland.[1]

Appearance[edit]

The functional morphology of Bombus confusus has been investigated (as well as others), and found that the males have enlarged eyes and a frontal zone with enlarged facets. This can be associated with improved spatial resolution and contrast sensitivity; all of which connect to the mating of the males.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bombus confusus Schenck, 1859". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. ^ Streinzer, Martin; Spaethe, Johannes (2014-02-25). "Functional morphology of the visual system and mating strategies in bumblebees (Hymenoptera, Apidae,Bombus)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 170 (4): 735–747. doi:10.1111/zoj.12117. ISSN 0024-4082.