Ecology

Associations

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
solitary larva of Conops flavipes is endoparasitoid of adult of Bombus lapidarius

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
solitary larva of Conops quadrifasciata is endoparasitoid of adult of Bombus lapidarius

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
solitary larva of Physocephala rufipes is endoparasitoid of adult of Bombus lapidarius

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Animal / sequestrates
female of Psithyrus rupestris takes over nest of Bombus lapidarius
Other: sole host/prey

Animal / parasitoid / endoparasitoid
solitary larva of Sicus ferrugineus is endoparasitoid of adult of Bombus lapidarius

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bombus lapidarius

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 8
Specimens with Barcodes: 30
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Bombus lapidarius

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 5 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

GAT---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ATTGCAATTTTTTCAATACATATTACAGGAATTTCCTCTGTTATTGGTTCTTTAAATTTTATTGTAACTATTATATTTATAAAAAATTTTTCCTTAAATTATGATCAAATCAATTTATTTTCTTGATCTGTATGTATTACAGTAATTCTACTAATTTTATCTTTACCAGTTTTAGCAGGA---GCAGTAACTATACTTCTATTTGATCGAAATTTTAATACATCCTTTTTTGATCCTATAGGAGGAGGTGATCCAATTCTTTATCAACATTTATTCTGATTTTTTGGTCATCCAGAAGTTTATATTTTAATCCTTCCAGGATTTGGATTAATTTCCCAAATTATTATAAATGAAAGAGGAAAAAAA---GAAATTTTTGGCAATTTAAGAATAATTTATGCCATAATAGGAATTGGATTTTTAGGATTTATCGTTTGAGC
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Wikipedia

Bombus lapidarius

The Red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) is a species of bumblebee in the subgenus Melanobombus.

Characteristics[edit]

Red-tailed bumblebees are mostly coloured black, though the hind-quarters are auburn red. Male exemplars feature a yellow band on their chest. Their nests are built in cairns or walls, which explains the literal meanings of their common names in various Germanic languages: "Stone bumblebee" (cf. German: Steinhummel, Swedish: Stenhumla). They are also found though in the straw of stables or in abandoned birds' nests. An average colony consists of about 100 to 200 worker bees. Red-tailed bumblebees prefer the nectar of various species of clover and deadnettle.

Conservation status[edit]

Red-tailed bumblebees rank among the most common and most recognized bumblebees of Central Europe, but there are rarer species of similar appearance.[which?] Also the assumption that nectar from non-endemic plants such as Tilia tomentosa was responsible for a great "dying of bumblebees" has been proven wrong.[citation needed]

This species is widespread across Ireland, though there is some evidence that the species is declining in agricultural grasslands.[2] It is considered Near Threatened in Ireland.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITIS Report
  2. ^ http://www.npws.ie/en/media/NPWS/Publications/Redlists/Media,4860,en.pdf
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, U., T.E. Murray, A. Byrne, R.J. Paxton & M.J.F. Brown (2006) Regional red list of Irish Bees. Report to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland).
  • Leisering, Horst; Michael Lohmann (1998). Großer Naturführer in Farbe (Great coloured Guide to Nature) (in German). Compact Verlag, Munich. ISBN 3-8174-5229-2. 
This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.


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