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

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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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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Wikipedia

Red-tailed bumblebee

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 hindquarters are auburn red. Males feature a yellow band on their chests. 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 rarer species have similar appearances, such as Bombus ruderarius. Also, the assumption that nectar from nonendemic 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 some evidence indicates 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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