Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Ent. Ber. Amst.

Volume

52

Publication Date

1-1-1992

First Page

133

Last Page

136

Abstract

A new bumblebee species of the subgenus Megabombus is described from the Chilean Lake District. The type series consists of 74 queens, 36 workers and a single male. Queens show a tendency to melanism as has also been observed for the European B. hortorum and B. ruderatus. B. villarricaensis is both morphologically and in colouration close to those species but a number of differences are enumerated. The very considerable geographic separation from the known Garden bumblebees would also support specific ranking.

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