IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

All the species of the subgenus Alpinobombus are restricted to the northern tundra or the higher alpine stages of some mountains. Among them, the best known is Bombus alpinus. Whereas the three other west-Palearctic Alpinobombus species are restricted to the Arctic tundra and spread eastwards to the tundra of northern Russia, B.alpinus is not found east of the Kola Peninsula (Pittioni 1942), but spreads southwards to the alpine regions of the Alps and the Carpathians.The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 3,711,722 km and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 1,288km.


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