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Bombus gerstaeckeri Morawitz, 1882


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: occurrenceRemarks: on Aconitum napellus L.; recordedBy: S. Bossert ; individualCount: 3 ; sex: 3 females; Location: country: Austria ; stateProvince: Tyrol; locality: Zemmgrund ; verbatimElevation: 1603 m; decimalLatitude: 47.032362 ; decimalLongitude: 11.776317 ; Event: samplingProtocol: manual catch ; eventDate: 08-08-13 ; habitat: tall forb meadow


The species occurs in the Pyrenees, European Alps and on the Balkan Peninsula ( Amiet 1996 ). Further it has been mentioned for the Carpathian and Caucasus Mountains ( Ponchau et al. 2006 ).


Bombus gerstaeckeri is an oligolectic species and feeds on Aconitum spp. ( Pittioni 1937 , Amiet 1996 , Utelli and Roy 2000 ).


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