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Bombus proavus Cockerell 1931 (bumble bee)

Insecta - Hymenoptera - Apidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 234662

Full reference: T. D. A. Cockerell. 1931. II Hymenoptera and Hemiptera. Insects from the Miocene (Latah) of Washington. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 24:307-322

Belongs to Bombus according to F. E. Zeuner and F. J. Manning 1976

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

Type specimen: MCZ 2940a, an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Near Spokane, which is in a Langhian lacustrine - small mudstone in the Latah Formation of Washington.


Average measurements (in mm): forewing length 15.0