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Bombus hortorum (Small Garden Humble-bee; Garden bumblebee)

Wikipedia Abstract

The garden bumblebee or small garden bumblebee, Bombus hortorum, is a species of bumblebee found in most of Europe north to 70ºN, as well as parts of Asia and New Zealand. It is distinguished from other bumblebees by its long tongue used for feeding on pollen in deep-flowered plants. They have a remarkable visual memory capacity, which aids them in navigating the territory close to their habitat and seeking out food sources. Due to its long tongue, this bumblebee mainly visits flowers with deep corollae, such as deadnettles, ground ivy, vetches, clovers, comfrey, foxglove, and thistles.
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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  
Ostoja Nidzianska 68254 Poland  
Puszcza Bialowieska 156041 Poland  


Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Merops apiaster (European Bee-eater)[2]
Neoitamus walkeri[3]



Australia; Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China);

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Ecology of Commanster
2Krebs, J. R., & Avery, M. I. (1985). Central place foraging in the European bee-eater, Merops apiaster. The Journal of Animal Ecology, 459-472.
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)
4Jorrit 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.
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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