Bombus pratorum (Linnaeus 1761) (Family Apidae)


Worker

Queen

Male

Length Queen Worker Male
Body15-17mm9-14mm11-13mm
Forewing13mm10mm10mm
Proboscis12-14.5mm8-12mm9-10mm

Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? March - September
(Earliest: 13.3)

Attractant Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Citronellol, Citronellyl, Dihydrofarnesal,
Dihydrofarnesol, Geraniol, Geranyl Acetate
Sesquiterpenoids Farnesol, Farnesyl Acetate
Diterpenoids Geranylgeraniol, Geranylgeranyl
Phenolics Hexadecanol

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge

Wet Meadows
Food:
Many Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Lamiaceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Rosaceae Nectar, Pollen

Polygala serpyllifolia Nectar, Pollen

Polygonum bistorta Nectar, Pollen

Anthriscus sylvestris Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Trifolium pratense Nectar, Pollen

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar, Pollen

Silene flos-cuculi Nectar, Pollen

Malva moschata Nectar, Pollen

Barbarea vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Plantago lanceolata Nectar, Pollen

Myosotis arvensis Nectar, Pollen

Geranium sylvaticum Nectar, Pollen

Salix caprea Nectar, Pollen

Salix cinerea Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Vaccinium myrtillus Nectar, Pollen

Cytisus scoparius Pollen
Parasitoids:
Syntretus splendidus

Physocephala rufipes Larva

Sicus ferrugineus Larva
Nest Parasite:
Bombus sylvestris

Atlas Hymenoptera: Bombus pratorum, Europe
BWARS: Bombus pratorum
Bumblebee Pages: Bombus pratorum
Nature Spot: Early Bumblebee - Bombus pratorum
Dutch Bees and their Relations: Bombus pratorum
Wildbienen: Wiesenhummel: Bombus pratorum
Insektenbox: Wiesenhummel


Pictures © 2003, 2005, 2007 J.K. Lindsey

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