IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

Since the recent distinction between Bombus lapponicus s.s. and B. monticola (Svensson 1979, Pekkarinen 1982), most of the older data are obsolete. As B. monticola is absent from northern Russia and northern Siberia, we may assume that the ancient data from these region are about B. lapponicus. The range of the species extends approximately between the 65th and 70th parallels in Europe and the 60th and 72nd parallels in Siberia. It extends from the north of the taiga to the tundra, except for its colder parts (Taymyr Peninsula).In Fennoscandia, the ranges of B. lapponicus and B. monticola will remain questionable, as long as the material studied by Lken (1973) has not been revised. According to Svensson (1979, 1980), B. lapponicus is found throughout the mountains of Fennoscandia to the Atlantic coast of Norway. According to Pekkarinen et al. (1981), who take both species in account, B. lapponicus is found from the northern shores of the Gulf of Bothnia, at 65N, to the shores of the Barents sea and in the east,southwards as far as western China.The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 1,262,491 km and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 1,968km.


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