Faunistic work on bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of district Kharmang, Sakardu, Pakistan

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Faunistic work on bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of district Kharmang, Sakardu, Pakistan

Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh, Khalid Mahmood, Khawar Nazir, Sakhawat Ali, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar, Ansa Tamkeen
J. Bio. Env. Sci.13( 4), 141-146, October 2018.
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Abstract

Bumblebees are important pollinators in wild and managed cropping system. There are about 250 known species worldwide. Present study was designed to explore the fauna of bumblebees and their geographical distribution from district Kharmang, Skardu, Pakistn. Six (06) bumblebee species were reported viz. Bombus asiaticus, B. branickii, B. tunicatus, B. lucorum, B. rufofasciatus, B. melanurus. Among these 01 species B. branickii is new country record from Pakistan. This study will be helpful for future in conservation program of bumblebees in this region and provide the basis for ecological studies on this important pollinator species.

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