Las Especies del Género Bombus Latreille en Argentina (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Estudio Taxonómico y Claves Para su Identificación

TitleLas Especies del Género Bombus Latreille en Argentina (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Estudio Taxonómico y Claves Para su Identificación
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsAbrahamovich, A. H., Diaz N. B., & Lucia M.
JournalNeotropical Entomology
Volume34
Issue2
Start Page235
Pagination235-250
Date Published03/2005
ISSN1519-566X
KeywordsBumble bee, systematics
Abstract

This study presents a taxonomic review of the Argentinean species of Bombus. Keys to identify female and male specimens at the species level [including the Palearctic species, Bombus (Megabombus) ruderatus] are given. Three subgenera are recognized: Fervidobombus, the most diversified, with six different species; Coccineobombus and Robustobombus each with one species. For each taxon, queen, worker and male descriptions are given, as well as the following information: morphological variation, comparative comments and geographic distribution. Also, for each taxon SEM photographs of male genitalia and drawings of female sting capsule are provided.

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