Ecology

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In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Animal / sequestrates
female of Psithyrus bohemicus takes over nest of Bombus lucorum

Animal / sequestrates
female of Psithyrus bohemicus takes over nest of Bombus magnus

Animal / sequestrates
female of Psithyrus bohemicus takes over nest of Bombus cryptarum

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bombus bohemicus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 17
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Bombus bohemicus

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


There are 4 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.

GGAAATTACCTAATTCCATTAATACTAGGATCTCCTGATATAGCATTCCCACGACTAAATAACTTAAGATTTTGACTTTTACCTCCATCATTAATAATATTAATATTTAGAAATTTATTTACTCCAAATACTGGAACAGGTTGAACAATCTATCCTCCTTTATCTTCTTATCTATTCCATTCATCACCTTCAATTGACTTAGCAATTTTTTCTCTTCATATAACAGGAATCTCCTCAATTATTGGTTCATTAAACTTTATAGTTTCAATTATAATAATAAAAAATTATTCATTAAACTTTGATCAAATCAATCTATTCTCCTGATCAGTATGTATTACTGTAATTTTATTATCTCTATCTTTACCTGTTTTAGCAGGAGCAATTACAATATTATTATTTGATCGAAATTTCAATACATCATTCTTTGATCCTATAGGAGGAGGTGATCCAATTCTTTATCAACATTTATTTTGATTTTTTGGACATCCAGAAGTTTATATTTTAATTCTTCCGGGATTTGGATTAATTTCACAAATAATTATAAACGAAAGAGGAAAAAAAGAAACTTTTGGAAATTTAAGAATAATTTATGCAATACTAGGTATTGGATTTTTAGGATTTATTGTTTGAGCTCATCATATATTTACTGTTGGAATAGATGTAGACACACGAG
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Wikipedia

Bombus bohemicus

Bombus bohemicus is a species of cuckoo bumblebee found in most of Europe with exception of the southern Iberian Peninsula and Iceland.[1]

Description[edit]

A fairly small bumblebee (the length of the queen is around 18 mm or 0.7 in) with a round face and a short proboscis. The male is quite smaller than the queen. The bumblebee has a pale yellow collar, often yellow hairs on the first tergite (abdominal segment), pale yellow sides on the third tergite and a white tail on an otherwise almost black abdomen. Males in northern Scotland sometimes have yellow tails instead of white.[2]

Ecology[edit]

The species is a cuckoo bumblebee, having Bombus lucorum as a host, killing or subduing its queen and taking over its nest.[3]

Bombus bohemicus feeds on various flowering plants, such as, among others, thyme, scabious, and thistles for the male, and sallow, dandelion, clover, bilberry, and raspberry for the female.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This bumblebee is distributed through most of Europe from beyond the Arctic Circle to northern Spain, and from the British Isles in the west to eastern Russia. It is also found in Turkey.[1] In Britain, it is common in the south-western peninsula, northern England, and Scotland. In the south-eastern part, however, it is rare (with exception of the East Anglian brecks).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pierre Rasmont. "Bombus (Psithyrus) bohemicus (Seidl, 1837)". Université de Mons. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Benton, Ted (2006). "Chapter 9: The British Species". Bumblebees. London, UK: HarperCollins Publishers. pp. 407–410. ISBN 0007174519. 
  3. ^ "Bombus bohemicus Seidl, 1838". Biolib.cz. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 


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