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Bombus
Bombus
Calyptapis Oligobombus

The 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 cuckoo bees, are brood parasites of nest-making species. The tribe contains a single living genus, Bombus
Bombus
, the bumblebees, and some extinct genera such as Calyptapis and Oligobombus .

FOSSILS

Bombus
Bombus
cerdanyensis was described from Late Miocene
Miocene
lacustrine beds of La Cerdanya , Spain in 2014.

Calyptapis florissantensis was described by Cockerell in 1906 from the Chadronian ( Eocene
Eocene
) lacustrine – large shale of Florissant in the USA.

Oligobombus cuspidatus was described by Antropov in 2014 from the Insect
Insect
Bed of the Bembridge Marls in the Eocene
Eocene
of the Isle of Wight
Isle of Wight
, England. The fossil was described by re-examining a specimen in the Smith Collection.

REFERENCES

* ^ "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. PMC 4212905  . PMID 25354170 . doi :10.1371/journal.pone.0108865 . * ^ " 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

* C. D. Michener (2000) The Bees of the World, Johns Hopkins Univer

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