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Bombus terrestris (Large Earth Humble-bee; Buff-tailed Humble-bee; Buff-tailed bumblebee; Buff tailed bumblebee)

Synonyms: Apis terrestris

Wikipedia Abstract

Bombus terrestris, the buff-tailed bumblebee or large earth bumblebee, is one of the most numerous bumblebee species in Europe. It is one of the main species used in greenhouse pollination, and so can be found in many countries and areas where it is not native, such as Tasmania. Moreover, it is a eusocial insect with an overlap of generations, a division of labor, and cooperative brood care. The queen is monandrous which means she mates with only one male. B. terrestris workers learn flower colors and forage efficiently.
View Wikipedia Record: Bombus terrestris

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Beskid Slaski 65261 Poland  
Buskett - Girgenti Area 557 Malta  
Dolina Ploni i Jezioro Miedwie 51289 Poland  
Dolinki Jurajskie 2191 Poland  
Dolna Odra 72985 Poland  
Marimetsa-Õmma 19340 Estonia  
Ostoja Lidzbarska 21911 Poland  
Ostoja Nidzianska 68254 Poland  
Puszcza Bialowieska 156041 Poland  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Angelica sylvestris subsp. bernardiae (woodland angelica)[1]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Cardamine pratensis (Cuckoo Flower)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Ceratocapnos claviculata (climbing corydalis)[1]
Cirsium palustre (Marsh Thistle)[1]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]
Hoheria populnea (Lacebark)[2]
Lotus pedunculatus (big trefoil)[1]
Myosotis concinna[2]
Oxalis montana (mountain woodsorrel)[1]
Roldana petasioides (velvet groundsel)[2]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[1]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Vaccinium myrtillus (myrtle blueberry)[1]
Vicia cracca (cow vetch)[1]
Vicia faba (Field Bean)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Adelphocoris seticornis2
Agelastica alni (Alder Leaf Beetle)1
Andrena cineraria (Grey Mining Bee)2
Andrena flavipes (Yellow-legged Mining Bee)1
Anthophora plumipes (Spring Flower Bee)1
Apatura ilia (Lesser Purple Emperor)1
Apatura iris (Purple Emperor Butterfly)3
Apis mellifera (honey bee)7
Berytinus clavipes1
Bison bonasus (European bison)3
Bombus bohemicus (Gipsy Cuckoo-bee)1
Bombus campestris (Field Cuckoo-bee)3
Bombus distinguendus (Great Yellow Humble-bee)1
Bombus fervidus (Golden northern bumble bee)1
Bombus hortorum (Small Garden Humble-bee)3
Bombus jonellus (Heath Humble-bee)2
Bombus lapidarius (Stone Humble-bee)9
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)10
Bombus pascuorum (Common Carder-bee)8
Bombus pratorum (Early-nesting Humble-bee)8
Bombus soroeensis (Ilfracombe Humble-bee)1
Bombus sylvarum (Shrill Carder-bee)3
Bombus sylvestris (Four-coloured Cuckoo-bee)3
Bombus vestalis (Vestal Cuckoo-bee)1
Capra caucasica cylindricornis (East Caucasian tur)1
Capreolus capreolus (western roe deer)1
Carsia sororiata (Manchester Treble-Bar)1
Cassida rubiginosa (Thistle Tortoise Beetle)3
Closterotomus fulvomaculatus1
Closterotomus norvegicus (strawberry bug)1
Colinus virginianus (Northern Bobwhite)1
Colletes daviesanus (Davies' Colletes)1
Colletes similis1
Compsidolon salicellum1
Crossoptilon mantchuricum (Brown Eared Pheasant)1
Dama dama (fallow deer)2
Elasmucha ferrugata1
Forficula auricularia (European earwig)1
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)1
Halictus maculatus2
Halictus rubicundus1
Haplothrips distinguendus1
Heriades truncorum (Daisy Carpenter Bee)1
Hippocamelus bisulcus (Chilean Guemal)1
Hypodryas maturna (Scarce fritillary)1
Isocolus scabiosae1
Longitarsus luridus1
Lygocoris pabulinus (Common Green Capsid)1
Lygus pratensis (Common Meadow Bug)4
Lyrurus tetrix (Eurasian Black Grouse)1
Martes zibellina (Sable)1
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)1
Muscardinus avellanarius (hazel dormouse)1
Nymphalis antiopa (camberwell beauty)1
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)1
Orthocephalus brevis1
Orthocephalus coriaceus2
Papilio machaon (Old World swallowtail)3
Phanacis centaureae1
Phanacis taraxaci (dandelion gall wasp)1
Phyllodesma ilicifolia (Small lappet moth)2
Plagiognathus arbustorum1
Polyommatus icarus (Common Blue Butterfly)3
Prasocuris phellandrii1
Psallus haematodes2
Psallus variabilis1
Psylliodes chalcomerus1
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)1
Serinus serinus (European Serin)1
Stictopleurus crassicornis1
Sus scrofa (wild boar)1
Sylvilagus floridanus (Eastern Cottontail)1
Tetrao urogallus (Western Capercaillie)1
Tetrastes bonasia (Hazel Grouse)1
Thrips angusticeps1
Thrips tabaci (Onion thrip)1
Tingis cardui1
Vacciniina optilete (Cranberry Blue)1

Predators

Brachicoma devia[1]
Dasypogon diadema[3]
Molobratia teutonus[3]
Pernis apivorus (European Honey Buzzard)[1]
Physocephala rufipes[1]
Sicus ferrugineus[1]
Stenopogon sabaudus[3]
Volucella bombylans[1]
Volucella pellucens (White-banded Drone Fly)[1]

Providers

Pollinated by 
Asphodelus aestivus[2]
Cynara cardunculus (artichoke thistle)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Conops flavipes[1]
Locustacarus buchneri[2]
Pollinator of 
Angelica sylvestris subsp. bernardiae (woodland angelica)[1]
Asphodelus aestivus[2]
Calluna vulgaris (heather)[1]
Cardamine pratensis (Cuckoo Flower)[1]
Centaurea jacea (Brown Knapweed)[1]
Ceratocapnos claviculata (climbing corydalis)[1]
Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle)[2]
Cistus albidus[2]
Crupina crupinastrum[2]
Echium vulgare (Common viper's bugloss)[2]
Galactites tomentosa (Purple Milk Thistle)[2]
Hieracium obtusissimum (Alpine Ragwort)[1]
Knautia arvensis (field scabiosa)[2]
Lathyrus pratensis (Meadow Pea)[2]
Leptospermum scoparium[2]
Lomelosia stellata (Starflower pincushions)[2]
Lotus pedunculatus (big trefoil)[1]
Melilotus albus (Sweet Clover)[2]
Opuntia stricta (Spiny pest pear)[2]
Oxalis montana (mountain woodsorrel)[1]
Papaver rhoeas (corn poppy)[2]
Salix caprea (goat willow)[1]
Salix cinerea (large gray willow)[1]
Salix repens (creeping willow)[2]
Sisymbrium orientale (Oriental Sisymbrium)[2]
Solidago virgaurea (European goldenrod)[2]
Sonchus tenerrimus (slender sowthistle)[2]
Tanacetum bipinnatum subsp. bipinnatum (Tansy)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Thymelaea hirsuta[2]
Trifolium arvense (hare's foot clover)[2]
Trifolium repens (Ladino Clover)[2]
Vaccinium myrtillus (myrtle blueberry)[1]
Vicia cracca (cow vetch)[1]

Distribution

Africa; Australia; Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); Middle America; South America; Southern Asia;

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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.
3Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
Protected Areas provided by Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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