"Annals Of Agricultural Science"

Ecological study the most of important of bumblebees species (Bombus spp.) in the coastal region - Syria

Bassem Mustafa Solaiman- Khaled 1, Abdualnabi Mohammed Basheer2, Ali Khaled Alburaki3


Theis work aim to study the relative abundance and frequency for the two species of bumble bees Bombus terrestris and B. argillaceus in the Syrian coastal region fo Tartus and Lattakia during the years 2009 and 2010, which werefound in these regions. The obtained results showed that the specie B. terrestris is an essential species (abundant and very common), for relative average abundance during the years 2009 and 2010 were more than 10% of , 48.03% , 43.55%) respectively, and for frequency are more than 50% (87.22%, 94.79%) for the two years together at the two regions of study, while the specie B . argillaceus has a little abundance 1.97% in 2009 and 6.45% in 2010, according to ecological arrangement it is an accidental specie because his abundance was less than 24% and his frequency between sporadic and accidental (5.21%, 12.78%) for the two years (2009, 2010) respectively.

Key words

Ecological study, bumblebees, relative abundance, frequency, Syria.