Bombus terrestris (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Apidae)



Nest Attacked by Meles meles

Length: Queen 22-28mm, Worker 11-17mm, Male 13-16mm;
Proboscis Length: Queen 9-10mm, Worker 8-9mm, Male 8mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
? ? ? February - September
(Earliest: 12.3)

Attractant Chemicals
Monoterpenoids Citronellol, Dihydrofarnesal,
Dihydrofarnesol, Dihydrofarnesyl Acetate
Diterpenoids Geranylcitronellol


Hedge Rows
Many Asteraceae Nectar, Pollen

Several Rosaceae Nectar, Pollen

Cardamine pratensis Nectar, Pollen

Ceratocapnos claviculata Nectar, Pollen

Lotus corniculatus Nectar, Pollen

Vicia cracca Nectar, Pollen

Angelica sylvestris Nectar, Pollen

Heracleum sphondylium Nectar, Pollen

Ranunculus ficaria Nectar, Pollen

Oxalis acetosella Nectar, Pollen

Linaria vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Hypericum perforatum Pollen

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar, Pollen

Rumex obtusifolius Nectar, Pollen

Salix caprea Nectar, Pollen

Salix cinerea Nectar, Pollen

Sambucus nigra Nectar, Pollen

Vaccinium myrtillus Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen
Syntretus splendidus

Most Conopidae Larvae
Nest Parasites:
Bombus bohemicus

Bombus vestalis
Volucella bombylans

Atlas Hymenoptera: Bombus terrestris
BWARS: Bombus terrestris
Bumblebee Pages: Bombus terrestris and lucorum
Nature Spot: Buff-tailed Bumblebee - Bombus terrestris
Dutch Bees and their Relations: Bombus terrestris
Wildbienen: Wald-Kuckuckshummel: Bombus terrestris
Insektenbox: Erdhummel

Pictures © 2003, 2005, 2009 J.K. Lindsey


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