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Structure of Bumblebee Communities (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Bombus Latr.) in Karelia. Pp. 70–76.

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Section: Biology

UDC

574.32

Authors

Potapov Grigory Sergeevich, Institute of Ecological Problems of the North, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Arkhangelsk, Russia)

Kolosova Yuliya Sergeevna, Institute of Ecological Problems of the North, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Arkhangelsk, Russia)

Podbolotskaya Marina Vladimirovna, Institute of Natural Sciences and Biomedicine, Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (Arkhangelsk, Russia)

Abstract

The paper studied the structure of bumblebee communities in some ecosystems of Karelia. The structure of the studied taxocenes was rather similar to that of the Finnish agricultural landscapes. The most abundant species in the majority of the surveyed sites was Bombus lucorum. A specific group of bumblebees was found on Russkiy Kuzov Island (the White Sea), the dominant species being B. jonellus and B. pascuorum. Its structure is similar to the topical complexes of bumblebees on the Solovetsky Islands.

Keywords

bumblebees, fauna, Karelia, structure of communities.

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