Volume 12, Issue 45 (fall 2008)                   JWSS 2008, 12(45): 325-336 | Back to browse issues page

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Taghavi A, Tahmasbi G, Talebi A A, Zarnegar A, Monfared A, Nazarian H. Species Diversity of Bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus spp.) in Two Mountainous Regions of Central Alburs of Iran. JWSS. 2008; 12 (45) :325-336
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The species diversity of bumblebees was investigated in two provinces, Tehran (Fasham, Zayegan) and Qazvin (Alamut, Wikan) in central Alborz during 2005-2006. Three casts of queen, worker and male bumblebees were collected during spring and summer in six dates in the two mentioned regions. Sampling of adult bees in Wikan was done from 26 July 2006 until 19 September 2006, and in Zayegan from 24 May 2006 to 17 September 2006. In sum, eleven species were collected of which eight species were common in the two regions. Data of different species casts at two regions were analyzed by Excel ver. 6 and Ecological Methodology ver. 6. 1. 2 soft wares. Species diversity of two regions was determined and compared with three indices of Simpson, Shannon-Weiner and Brillion, and evenness was calculated with indices of Simpson, Camargo and Esmit-Willson. Species richness of two regions was compared in research. The obtained results showed species diversity, evenness and species richness were more observable in Wikan compared with Zayegan. Consequently, Wikan in comparison with Zayegan was more sustainable. Similarity of two regions was 0/46, showing many differences in terms of the kinds. Also, there were 8 similar species in the two areas.
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Received: 2009/02/26

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