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Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee; White tailed bumblebee; Small Earth Humble-bee)

Wikipedia Abstract

Bombus lucorum, the white-tailed bumblebee, is a species of bumblebee, widespread and common throughout Europe. This name has been widely used for a range of nearly identical-looking or cryptic species of bumblebees. In 1983, Scholl and Obrecht even coined the term Bombus lucorum complex to explain the three taxa (B. lucorum, Bombus magnus, and Bombus cryptarum) that cannot be easily differentiated from one another by their appearances. A recent review of all of these species worldwide has helped to clarify its distribution in Europe and northern Asia, almost to the Pacific. B. lucorum reaches the Barents Sea in the North. However, in southern Europe, it is an upland species with its distribution never quite reaching the Mediterranean.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Beskid Zywiecki 87169 Poland  
Dolinki Jurajskie 2191 Poland  
Marimetsa-Õmma 19340 Estonia  
Nõva-Osmussaare 60818 Estonia  
Ostoja Lidzbarska 21911 Poland  
Ostoja Nidzianska 68254 Poland  
Puszcza Bialowieska 156041 Poland  
Suursoo-Leidissoo 55619 Estonia  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Trzebiatowsko-Kolobrzeski Pas Nadmorski 43166 Poland    

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Anemone nemorosa (European thimbleweed)[1]
Angelica sylvestris subsp. bernardiae (woodland angelica)[1]
Anthriscus sylvestris (cow parsley)[1]
Bistorta officinalis (meadow bistort)[1]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Comarum palustre (Purple Marshlocks)[1]
Crataegus heterophylla (Common Hawthorn)[1]
Crataegus laevigata (Midland Hawthorn)[1]
Epilobium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)[1]
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)[1]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Genista anglica (Petty Whin)[1]
Lamium album (white deadnettle)[1]
Linaria biebersteinii (ramsted)[1]
Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)[1]
Prunella vulgaris (common selfheal)[1]
Prunus avium (Wild Cherry)[1]
Rumex oblongifolius (bluntleaf dock)[1]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[1]
Succisa pratensis (devilsbit)[1]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Teucrium scorodonia (woodland germander)[1]
Trifolium hybridum (Alsike Clover)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[1]
Vaccinium myrtillus (myrtle blueberry)[1]
Vicia cracca (cow vetch)[1]
Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abraxas grossulariata (Magpie Moth)5
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)5
Acronicta alni (Alder Moth)4
Acronicta menyanthidis (Light Knot Grass)5
Acronicta psi (Grey Dagger Moth)5
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)4
Acronicta tridens (Dark Dagger)4
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)7
Alsophila aescularia (March Moth)4
Amphipyra pyramidea4
Amphipyra tragopoginis (mouse)4
Andrena cineraria (Grey Mining Bee)4
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)8
Apis mellifera (honey bee)10
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)5
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)4
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)14
Bison bonasus (European bison)4
Biston betularia (peppered moth)5
Boloria selene (Silver-bordered fritillary)9
Bombus hortorum (Small Garden Humble-bee)5
Bombus jonellus (Heath Humble-bee)4
Bombus lapidarius (Stone Humble-bee)14
Bombus pascuorum (Common Carder-bee)16
Bombus pratorum (Early-nesting Humble-bee)15
Bombus sylvarum (Shrill Carder-bee)4
Bombus terrestris (Large Earth Humble-bee)10
Bombus vestalis (Vestal Cuckoo-bee)4
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)4
Callophrys rubi (Green Hairstreak Butterfly)8
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)5
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)4
Cerastis rubricosa (Red Chestnut)4
Colocasia coryli (Nut-tree Tussock)4
Colotois pennaria (Feathered Thorn)4
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)5
Cybosia mesomella (Four-dotted Footman Moth)4
Diachrysia chrysitis (Burnished Brass Moth)4
Ectropis crepuscularia (small engrailed)4
Ematurga atomaria (Common Heath Moth)5
Empis livida7
Episyrphus balteatus (Marmelade Fly)11
Eriogaster lanestris (Small Eggar)5
Eristalis pertinax5
Eristalis tenax (drone fly)5
Eulithis testata (chevron moth)4
Eupeodes luniger4
Eupithecia satyrata (Satyr Pug Moth)4
Eupithecia subfuscata (gray pug)6
Eupithecia tripunctaria (whitespotted pug)4
Eupithecia virgaureata (Golden-rod Pug)4
Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug Moth)6
Eurois occulta (great gray dart)5
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)5
Gymnoscelis rufifasciata (Double-striped Pug)4
Helophilus pendulus (Striped Hover Fly)6
Helophilus trivittatus (Sun Fly)4
Idaea aversata (Riband Wave Moth)4
Lasiocampa quercus (Oak Eggar)4
Linaria cannabina (Common Linnet)5
Lithomoia solidaginis (goldenrod brindle)4
Lomographa temerata (Clouded Silver)4
Lycaena phlaeas (Small Copper Butterfly)6
Lycia hirtaria (Brindled Beauty Moth)4
Lygocoris pabulinus (Common Green Capsid)7
Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)5
Malacosoma neustria (Lackey moth)4
Maniola jurtina (Meadow Brown Butterfly)5
Melanchra pisi (Broom Moth)4
Meliscaeva cinctella7
Naenia typica (Gothic)5
Neoascia podagrica4
Noctua comes (Lesser Yellow Underwing)4
Nymphalis polychloros (Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly)5
Odontopera bidentata (Scalloped Hazel)4
Operophtera brumata (winter moth)4
Orgyia antiqua (Rusty Tussock Moth)4
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)6
Orthosia incerta (Clouded Drab)4
Parasyrphus annulatus6
Phalera bucephala (Buff-tip)4
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)5
Polia bombycina (Pale Shining Brown)4
Polia nebulosa (Grey Arches)4
Polia trimaculosa4
Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper)5
Saturnia pavonia (Emperor moth)7
Scaeva pyrastri4
Sericomyia silentis7
Sitochroa verticalis5
Stenurella melanura5
Thymelicus lineola (European skipper)4
Trichiura crataegi (Pale Eggar)5
Turdus viscivorus (Mistle Thrush)4
Volucella bombylans4
Volucella pellucens (White-banded Drone Fly)4
Xestia baja (Dotted Clay)4
Xestia castanea (Grey Rustic)4
Zeuzera pyrina (leopard moth)4

Predators

Aegithalos caudatus (Long-tailed Bushtit)[1]
Certhia familiaris (Eurasian Treecreeper)[1]
Cyanistes caeruleus (Blue Tit)[1]
Ficedula hypoleuca (European Pied Flycatcher)[1]
Hirundo rustica (Barn Swallow)[1]
Lophophanes cristatus (European Crested Tit)[1]
Muscicapa striata (Spotted Flycatcher)[1]
Parus major (Great Tit)[1]
Periparus ater (Coal Tit)[1]
Poecile montanus (Willow Tit)[1]
Poecile palustris (Marsh Tit)[1]
Sitta europaea (Eurasian Nuthatch)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Physocephala rufipes[1]
Sicus ferrugineus[1]
Pollinator of 
Anemone nemorosa (European thimbleweed)[1]
Angelica sylvestris subsp. bernardiae (woodland angelica)[1]
Anthriscus sylvestris (cow parsley)[1]
Bistorta officinalis (meadow bistort)[1]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Cirsium oleraceum (Cabbage thistle)[2]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[1]
Cirsium vulgare (Spear Thistle)[1]
Comarum palustre (Purple Marshlocks)[1]
Crataegus heterophylla (Common Hawthorn)[1]
Crataegus laevigata (Midland Hawthorn)[1]
Cytisus scoparius (Broomtops)[2]
Epilobium angustifolium subsp. angustifolium (Rosebay Willowherb)[1]
Erica tetralix (crossleaf heath)[2]
Filipendula ulmaria (Meadowsweet)[1]
Galeopsis tetrahit (brittle-stem hemp-nettle)[1]
Genista anglica (Petty Whin)[1]
Lamium album (white deadnettle)[1]
Lavandula stoechas (French lavender)[2]
Linaria biebersteinii (ramsted)[1]
Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)[1]
Mentha aquatica (water mint)[2]
Pimpinella major (hollowstem burnet saxifrage)[2]
Prunella vulgaris (common selfheal)[1]
Prunus avium (Wild Cherry)[1]
Rubus ulmifolius (elmleaf blackberry)[2]
Rumex oblongifolius (bluntleaf dock)[1]
Salix aurita (eared willow)[2]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[1]
Salix repens (creeping willow)[2]
Solidago virgaurea (European goldenrod)[2]
Succisa pratensis (devilsbit)[1]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Teucrium scorodonia (woodland germander)[1]
Trifolium hybridum (Alsike Clover)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[1]
Trifolium repens (Ladino Clover)[2]
Vaccinium myrtillus (myrtle blueberry)[1]
Vaccinium uliginosum (bog blueberry)[2]
Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry)[2]
Vicia cracca (cow vetch)[1]
Vicia sepium (Bush Vetch)[1]

Distribution

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); North America; Southern Asia;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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