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Bombus hortorum  (Linnaeus, 1761)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 714923

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Apis hortorum Linnaeus, 1761
    Apis fidens Harris, 1776
    Apis palludosa Müller, 1766
    Apis maura Christ, 1791
    Apis aemula Rossi, 1792
    Bombus flavonigrescens Smith, 1846
    Bombus corsicus Schulthess, 1886
    Megabombus reingiellus Rasmont, 1983
    Bombus hortorum kussariensis Pittioni, 1938
    Bombus hortorum meridionalis Dalla Torre, 1879
    Megabombus hortorum dejonghei Rasmont, 1982
    Bombus hortorum hispanicus Pittioni, 1939
    Bombus hortorum quasifidens Vogt, 1909
    Bombus hortorum subvinogradovi Vogt, 1909
    Bombus hortorum hirtus Vogt, 1909
    Bombus hortorum propedistinguendus Vogt, 1909
    Bombus hortorum invernicus Sladen, 1912
    Bombus hortorum castaneus Friese, 1916
    Bombus hortorum basizonus Friese, 1916
    Bombus hortorum trizonatus Friese, 1916
    Bombus hortorum turcestanicus Friese, 1916
    Bombus hortorum mongolicus Friese, 1916
    Bombus hortorum reddefkaensis Friese, 1916
    Bombus hortorum kruegeri Friese, 1916
    Bombus hortorum balticus Scholz, 1924
    Megabombus hortorum asturiensis Tkalcu, 1975
  Common Name(s): Garden Bumblebee [English]
    Small Garden Humble-bee [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             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 hortorum (Linnaeus, 1761) – Garden Bumblebee, Small Garden Humble-bee  

  Expert: John S. Ascher, PhD  
  Notes: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore   
  Reference for: Bombus hortorum    
  Expert: Paul H. Williams  
  Notes: Research Entomologist, Natural History Museum, London, UK   
  Reference for: Bombus hortorum    
  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 hortorum, Garden Bumblebee [English], Small Garden Humble-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 hortorum   
  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 hortorum   

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



  Comment: Introductions: New Zealand  
    Bombus hortorum (Linnaeus, 1761) (TSN 714923) (originally described in Apis) is a senior secondary homonym of Bombus hortorum Smith, 1857 (a misidentification according to Franklin (1913) - see page 385) (now as Bombus jonellus (Kirby, 1802) (TSN 714815))  



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