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Bombus dilectus Zhang et al. 1994 (bumble bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 312402

Full reference: J. Zhang, B. Sun, and X. Zhang. 1994. Miocene insects and spiders from Shanwang, Shandong 1-298

Belongs to Bombus according to J. Zhang et al. 1994

Sister taxa: Bombus (Bombus), Bombus (Cullumanobombus), Bombus abavus, Bombus anacolus, Bombus cerdanyensis, Bombus coironensis, Bombus crassipes, Bombus florissantensis, Bombus luianus, Bombus pristinus, Bombus proavus, Bombus vetustus

Type specimen: Shanwang Fossil Protection Post SK000406, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Shanwang, Linqu County, collection SK (Shanwang Fossil Protection Post coll.), which is in a Burdigalian lacustrine - large mudstone in the Shanwang Formation of China.

Ecology:

Average measurements (in mm): body 27.0 x 8.9, forewing 15.5 x 5.6