Bombus perezi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Hymenoptera Apidae

Scientific Name: Bombus perezi (Schulthess-Rechberg, 1886)
Psithyrus perezi Schulthess-Rechberg, 1886

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2014-09-16
Assessor(s): Rasmont, P., Roberts, S., Cederberg, B., Radchenko, V. & Michez, D.
Reviewer(s): Williams, P. & Bilz, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Nieto, A.
European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU 27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)

Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution within its restricted range, its presumed large overall population with a stable population trend.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Bombus perezi is endemic to Corsica and Elba Islands (Rasmont and Adamski 1995). The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 9,523 km² and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 188 km².
Countries occurrence:
France (Corsica); Italy (Italy (mainland))
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:188
Range Map:13343448-1

Population [top]


There are no details of population trends in this species, however, as a parasitic species, it is always less abundant than its host(s).

Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Bombus perezi is a social parasite of other Bombus. It is likely that it is the inquiline of the local subspecies of Bombus terrestris.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

This species is not traded or exploited commercially.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Any reduction in population sizes of hosts will have an adverse effect on this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

The species is not subject to any targeted conservation action. It occurs in protected areas.

Citation: Rasmont, P., Roberts, S., Cederberg, B., Radchenko, V. & Michez, D. 2015. Bombus perezi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T13343448A57367976. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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