Bombus terrestris (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Apidae)


Worker

Queen

Nest Attacked by Meles meles

Length Queen Worker Male
Body22-28mm11-17mm13-16mm
Forewing18mm13mm14mm
Proboscis9-10mm8-9mm8mm

Egg Larva Pupa Imago
? ? ? February - September
(Earliest: 12.3)

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

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows

Spruce Forest Edge

Wet Meadows
Food:
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

Chamerion angustifolium Nectar, Pollen

Epilobium hirsutum Nectar, Pollen

Ranunculus ficaria Nectar, Pollen

Oxalis acetosella Nectar, Pollen

Linaria vulgaris Nectar, Pollen

Hypericum perforatum Pollen

Rumex obtusifolius Nectar, Pollen

Most Salix Nectar, Pollen

Sambucus nigra Nectar, Pollen

Vaccinium myrtillus Nectar, Pollen

Calluna vulgaris Nectar, Pollen
Parasitoids:
Syntretus splendidus

Most Conopidae Larvae
Nest Parasites:
Bombus bohemicus

Bombus vestalis
Mimics:
Volucella bombylans

Atlas Hymenoptera: Bombus terrestris, Europe
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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