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Bombus † Calyptapis † Oligobombus

The Bombini
Bombini
are a tribe of large bristly apid bees which feed on pollen or nectar. Many species are social, forming nests of up to a few hundred individuals; other species, formerly classified as Psithyrus
Psithyrus
cuckoo bees, are brood parasites of nest-making species. The tribe contains a single living genus, Bombus, the bumblebees,[1] and some extinct genera such as Calyptapis and Oligobombus.[2] The tribe was described by Pierre André Latreille
Pierre André Latreille
in 1802. Fossils[edit] Bombus
Bombus
cerdanyensis was described from Late Miocene
Miocene
lacustrine beds of La Cerdanya, Spain in 2014.[3] Calyptapis florissantensis was described by Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell in 1906 from the Chadronian (Eocene) lacustrine – large shale of Florissant in the US.[4][5] Oligobombus cuspidatus was described by Alexander V. Antropov in 2014 from the Insect
Insect
Bed of the Bembridge Marls in the Eocene
Eocene
of the Isle of Wight, England. The fossil was described by re-examining a specimen in the Smith Collection.[6][7] References[edit]

^ "Tribe Bombini
Bombini
- Bumble Bees". BugGuide. Retrieved 18 February 2015.  ^ "Tribe Bombini
Bombini
Latreille 1802 (bee)". FossilWorks. Retrieved 20 February 2015.  ^ Dehon, Manuel; Michez, Denis; Nel, Andre; Engel, Michael S.; De Meulemeester, Thibaut (2014). "Wing Shape of Four New Bee Fossils (Hymenoptera: Anthophila) Provides Insights to Bee Evolution". PLOS ONE. 9 (10): e108865. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108865. PMC 4212905 . PMID 25354170.  ^ " Bombus
Bombus
florissantensis Cockerell 1906 (bumble bee)". FossilWorks. Retrieved 20 February 2015.  ^ Cockerell, T. D. A (1906). "Fossil Hymenoptera
Hymenoptera
from Florissant, Colorado". Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 50 (2): 33–58.  ^ "† Oligobombus Antropov 2014 (bee)". FossilWorks. Retrieved 20 February 2015.  ^ Antropov, A. V.; et al. (May 2014). "The wasps, bees and ants (Insecta: Vespida=Hymenoptera) from the Insect
Insect
Limestone (Late Eocene) of the Isle of Wight". Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 104: 1–112. doi:10.1017/S1755691014000103. 

Sources[edit]

C. D. Michener
C. D. Michener
(2000) The Bees of the World, Johns Hopkins University Press.

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q1239779 BugGuide: 15029 EoL: 2754891 Fossilworks: 179958 ITIS:

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