The “Mangangá” is a bumblebee native to Patagonia Argentina that is in danger of extinction. Due to the invasion of 2 (two) exotic species of bumblebees that were imported to Chile for the pollination of various crops.
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A group of researchers from the National University of Comahue investigates the decline of the only native species of bumblebee, known as “Mangangá” -considered in danger of extinction-, due to the introduction of European bumblebees in Chile.
Marcelo Aizen, CONICET researcher, explained that: