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Bombus sulfureus Friese
sulfureus Friese, 1905:521, examined

DISTRIBUTION: Palaearctic Region.

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Bombus genalis Friese
genalis Friese, 1918:84, examined

TAXONOMIC STATUS:
From COI barcodes, B. genalis appears to be discrete and is likely to be separate species.

DISTRIBUTION: Oriental Region.

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Bombus kashmirensis Friese
kashmirensis Friese, 1909[September, Tkalcu, 1974b]:673, examined
stramineus Friese, 1909[September, Tkalcu, 1974b]:673
tetrachromus Cockerell, 1909[November, Tkalcu, 1974b]:397, examined
pulcherrimus (Skorikov, 1914a:128 [Alpigenobombus])

TAXONOMIC STATUS: Several of these nominal taxa have been treated as separate species. However, aside from differences in colour pattern, they are closely similar in morphology with a range of variation (Williams, 1991 [pdf]:68). Until more evidence to the contrary is available from critical studies of patterns of variation, I shall treat them as parts of a single variable species.

NOMENCLATURE: Tkalcu (1974b) first regarded B. kashmirensis and B. stramineus as conspecific and, following the Principle of First Reviser (ICZN, 1999: Article 24), chose B. kashmirensis as the name for the species.

DISTRIBUTION: Oriental Region, Palaearctic border.

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Bombus nobilis Friese
nobilis Friese, 1905:513
?sikkimi Friese, 1918:82, examined
[morawitziides Skorikov, [1923]:159, published without description]
[moravitziides Skorikov, 1931:203, published without description]
?morawitziides (Skorikov, 1933a:62 [Nobilibombus]) examined
?xizangensis Wang, 1979:188, examined
chayaensis Wang, 1979:189, examined

DISTRIBUTION: Oriental Region.

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Bombus coccineus Friese
coccineus Friese, 1903:254, examined

DISTRIBUTION: W Neotropical Region.

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Bombus handlirschi Friese
handlirschi Friese, 1903:255, examined
DISTRIBUTION: W Neotropical Region.

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Bombus vogti Friese
vogti Friese, 1903:254
nigrothoracicus Friese, 1904:188, examined

TAXONOMIC STATUS: B. vogti is closely similar in morphology to B. robustus, but has been considered to be a separate species (e.g. Milliron, 1973b; Asperen de Boer, 2007).

B. vogti and B. robustus are usually separated using colour. Although B. robustus is variable in colour, the name is applied to individuals with extensive yellow bands, whereas the name B. vogti is used for individuals that lack yellow bands and are often almost completely black. There is very little material available of the males, but the males of B. vogti are at most only subtly different in the morphology of the genitalia. While awaiting more evidence from critical studies of patterns of variation, I treat them initially as separate species.

TAXONOMIC STATUS: See comments on B. melaleucus.

DISTRIBUTION: W Neotropical Region.

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Bombus longipes Friese
longipes Friese, 1905:511
hummeli Bischoff, 1936:18, examined

DISTRIBUTION: Oriental Region, Palaearctic border.

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Bombus braccatus Friese
braccatus Friese, 1905:512, examined
metcalfi (Frison, 1935:357 [Bremus]) examined

DISTRIBUTION: Oriental Region.


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