Bombus hortorum (Linnaeus 1761) (Family Apidae)


Worker

Male

Length Queen Worker Male
Body17-23mm11-16mm13-18mm
Forewing16mm13mm14mm
Proboscis19-21mm14-16mm15mm

Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? March - September
(Earliest: 12.4)

Attractant Chemicals
Iridoids Farnesol
Diterpenoids Geranylgeraniol
Alcohols Octadecenol

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge

Wet Meadows
Food:
Several Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Fabaceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Lamiaceae Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Epilobium montanum Nectar, Pollen

Angelica sylvestris Nectar, Pollen

Rubus idaeus Nectar, Pollen

Digitalis purpurea Nectar

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen
Parasitoids:
Physocephala rufipes Larva

Sicus ferrugineus Larva
Nest Parasites:
Bombus barbutellus
Mimics:
Volucella bombylans

Atlas Hymenoptera: Bombus hortorum, Europe
BWARS: Bombus hortorum
Bumblebee Pages: Bombus hortorum
Nature Spot: Garden Bumblebee - Bombus hortorum
Dutch Bees and their Relations: Bombus hortorum
Wildbienen: Gartenhummel: Bombus hortorum


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