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Bombus vestalis  (Geoffroy, 1785)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 715039

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Apis vestalis Geoffroy, 1785
    Bremus aestivalis Panzer, 1805
    Psithyrus vestalis (Geoffroy, 1785)
    Apis brachiptera de Villers, 1789
    Apis brachyptera de Villers, 1789
    Psithyrus vestalis leucoproctus Lepeletier, 1832
    Psithyrus vestalis corax Hoffer, 1889
    Psithyrus vestalis obscurus Hoffer, 1889
    Psithyrus vestalis eximius Hoffer, 1889
    Psithyrus vestalis obenbergeri May, 1944
    Psithyrus vestalis metaleucus Lepeletier, 1832
    Psithyrus vestalis bellus Lepeletier, 1832
    Psithyrus vestalis insignis Blüthgen, 1918
    Psithyrus vestalis fasciatus Blüthgen, 1918
    Psithyrus vestalis spoliatus Popov, 1927
    Psithyrus vestalis interruptus Popov, 1927
    Psithyrus vestalis flavioritergus Popov, 1927
    Psithyrus vestalis bluethgeniellus Popov, 1931
    Psithyrus vestalis flavior Pittioni, 1939
    Psithyrus vestalis amoenoides Pittioni, 1939
    Psithyrus vestalis obsoletus May, 1944
    Psithyrus vestalis sorgonis Strand, 1919
    Psithyrus vestalis metaleucoinsignis May, 1944
    Psithyrus vestalis metaleucointerruptus May, 1944
    Psithyrus vestalis metaleucospoliatus May, 1944
  Common Name(s): Vestal Cuckoo-bee [English]
    Vestal Cuckoo Bee [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderHymenoptera  – abelha, formiga, vespa, ants, bees, wasps  
                                  SuborderApocrita  – abeilles, fourmis, guępes véritables, narrow-waisted hymenopterans, ants, bees, true wasps  
                                        SuperfamilyApoidea  – bees, sphecoid wasps, apoid wasps  
                                           FamilyApidae  – euglossine, euglossines, honey bees, stingless bees  
                                                    GenusBombus Latreille, 1802 – Bumblebees, Bumble Bees  
                                                       SpeciesBombus vestalis (Geoffroy, 1785) – Vestal Cuckoo-bee, Vestal Cuckoo Bee  

  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Bombus vestalis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Bombus - bumblebees of the world, website (version 16-Nov-06)  
  Acquired: 2006   
  Notes: Maintained by Paul Williams, and available at   
  Reference for: Bombus vestalis, Vestal Cuckoo Bee [English], Vestal Cuckoo-bee [English]   
  Source: Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist - Draft-54, website (version Draft-54)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Ascher, J. S. and J. Pickering. 01 February, 2020. Discover Life bee species guide and world checklist (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila).   
  Reference for: Bombus vestalis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Williams, P. H.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: An annotated checklist of bumble bees with an analysis of patterns of description (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombini)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of the Natural History Museum (Entomology), vol. 67, no. 1   
  Page(s): 79-152   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0968-0454   
  Notes: updated at   
  Reference for: Bombus vestalis   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Africa  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  






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