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

Javier Alejandro Rendoll-Carcamo, Tamara Andrea Contador, Lorena Saavedra, José Montalva

Abstract


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.


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Apidae, Bombus terrestris

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