First record of the invasive bumblebee <i>Bombus terrestris</i> (Hymenoptera: Apidae) on Navarino Island, southern Chile (55°S)


  • Javier Alejandro Rendoll-Carcamo Wankara, Freshwater Ecology Laboratory Biocultural Subantarctic Conservation Program University of Magallanes Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad
  • Tamara Andrea Contador Wankara, Freshwater Ecology Laboratory Biocultural Subantarctic Conservation Program University of Magallanes Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad
  • Lorena Saavedra Biocultural Subantarctic Conservation Program University of Magallanes
  • José Montalva Salvemos Nuestro Abejorro



Apidae, Bombus terrestris


As the volume of global trade expands, so does the risk of alien species reaching new regions.  Bombus (Bombus) terrestris (Linnaeus) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) is a bumble bee traded internationally for crop pollination and is now considered an invasive species in New Zealand, Japan, and throughout South America.  We newly document its presence on Navarino Island, Cape Horn, Biosphere Reserve, Chile (55°S), the southernmost locality reached by this species to date.

Author Biography

Javier Alejandro Rendoll-Carcamo, Wankara, Freshwater Ecology Laboratory Biocultural Subantarctic Conservation Program University of Magallanes Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad

Biocultural Subantarctic Conservation Program,

MsC (c), insect ecology researcher


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