Bombus lucorum (Linnaeus 1761) (Family Apidae)


Worker

Queen

Length Queen Worker Male
Body18-22mm9-17mm14-16mm
Forewing16mm12mm14mm
Proboscis9-10mm8-9mm7-8mm

Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? February - September
(Earliest: 8.3)

Attractant Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Citronellol, Dihydrofarnesal, Dihydrofarnesol
Phenolics Hexadecanol

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge

Wet Meadows
Food:
Several Apiaceae Nectar, Pollen

Many Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Fabaceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Lamiaceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Rosaceae Nectar, Pollen

Hypericum maculatum Pollen

Hypericum perforatum Pollen

Anemone nemorosa Pollen

Polygonum bistorta Nectar, Pollen

Rumex obtusifolius Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Linaria vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Succisa pratensis Nectar, Pollen

Digitalis purpurea Nectar, Pollen

Campanula rotundifolia Nectar, Pollen

Several Ericaceae Nectar, Pollen

Salix caprea Nectar, Pollen

Salix cinerea Nectar, Pollen

Sambucus nigra Nectar, Pollen
Parasitoids:
Syntretus splendidus

Physocephala rufipes Larva

Sicus ferrugineus Larva
Nest Parasites:
Bombus bohemicus
Phoretic (Symbiotic Hitch-hiker):
Parasitellus fucorum
Mimics:
Volucella bombylans

Atlas Hymenoptera: Bombus lucorum, Europe
BWARS: Bombus lucorum
Bumblebee Pages: Bombus terrestris and lucorum
Nature Spot: White-tailed Bumblebee - Bombus lucorum
Dutch Bees and their Relations: Bombus lucorum
Wildbienen: Helle Erdhummel: Bombus lucorum


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2006 J.K. Lindsey

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