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Bombus pascuorum view from behind
Bombus pascuorum view from behind


Bombus pascuorum
Bombus pascuorum is a very common bumblebee. It is one of the colony building insects. The head, chest and back are brown in colour with the abdomen of some insects being bright or dark. The queens reach a body length of up to 22 mm, and the drones, up to 18 mm while the workers are considerably smaller. The Bombus pascuorum can be found in meadows and clover fields, but also in walls and buildings. It feeds on nectar and pollen, preferring the flowers of fruit trees, large-flowered hemp-nettle, motherwort, deadnettle and Centaurea.
Bombus pascuorum side view
Bombus pascuorum side view
Queens overwinter. They appear in March or April. Bombus pascuorum nest both above ground (old birdsí nests) and below ground (abandoned mice nests). The bees use moss, grass and animal hairs to construct a hollow sphere inside the nest. The interior of the hollow sphere is sealed with wax. The queen then forms a small tub of wax, puts pollen in it and then lays 5 to 15 eggs on the pollen. It also builds a second, slightly larger vessel for nectar (for food on rainy days) . In the period up to August the population of the colony grows from 60 to 150 animals. During the months of September and October the colony (with the exception of the queen) dies.
Bombus pascuorum abdomen
Bombus pascuorum abdomen
Bumblebee Bombus pascuorum approach on a blossom
Bumblebee Bombus pascuorum approach on a blossom
Bombus pascuorum on thistle
Bombus pascuorum on thistle

Bombus (Thoracobombus) pascuorum
Subspecies2
Common namesCommon carder bee, Common Carder-bee, Common carder bumblebee
German namesAckerhummel
Dutch namesAkkerhommel
Danish namesAgerhumle
Finnish namesPeltokimalainen
Norwegian namesÅkerhumle
Swedish namesåkerhumla
AuthorScopoli, 1763
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain (England)), Ireland), Germany, Scandinavia (Norway, Sweden, Denmark), Fennoscandia (Finland), Baltic region (Baltic States (Estonia, Lithuania))), West Europe (Austria, France, Switzerland, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)), South Europe (Italy (Italy Islands (Sicily), North Italy, South Italy), Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal, Andorra), San Marino), Central Europe (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia), Southeast Europe (Romania, Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro (Serbia), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia), Bulgaria, Greece), East Europe (Ukraine, Belarus)
Asia
Far East (East Asia (China, Japan, Korea (North Korea, South Korea))), West Asia (Near East (Turkey, Iran)), Central Asia (Turkestan (Kazakhstan)), South Asia, North Asia
Caucasus
Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan
Russia
Siberia
America
Caribbean
Caribbean islands (Antilles (Greater Antilles (Haiti)))
North America
USA


Fossils: Paleozoic,
Devonian,

Ecozones:

Palaearctic
West Palaearctic


Distribution by Synonymus:
Bombus pascuorum pascuorum   Sicily, North Italy, South Italy
CountriesAndorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesBombus pascuorum in faunaeur.org
Bombus pascuorum in itis.gov
Bombus pascuorum in dyntaxa.se
Bombus pascuorum in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Bombus pascuorum view from behind
2. Bombus pascuorum side view
3. Bombus pascuorum abdomen
4. Bumblebee Bombus pascuorum approach on a blossom
5. Bombus pascuorum on thistle
Quick search: Bombus - Pascuorum - Nest - Nests - Brown - Side
Bumblebee - View - Queen - Bumblebees - Colony - Pollen - Insects - Hollow
Taxonomy
ClassInsecta
Insects, True insects
SubclassPterygota
Winged insects
InfraclassNeoptera
Wing-folding insects
SuperorderHolometabola
Holometabolous Insects
OrderHymenoptera
Wasps, Bees, Ants, Sawflies, Ants and wasps
SuborderApocrita
True wasps, Bees, Ants, Narrow-waisted hymenopterans, Parasitic wasps, Wasps
InfraorderAculeata
Stinging wasps
SuperfamilyApoidea
Solitary Bees, Social Bees, Apoid Wasps, Bees, Sphecoid wasps
FamilyApidae
Stingless bees, Honey bees, Euglossines, Bumble bees, Cuckoo Bees, Carpenter Bees, Digger Bees, Long-tongued Bees
SubfamilyApinae
Honey bees, Stingless bees, Orchid bees, Bumble Bees, Long-horned Bees, Digger Bees
TribeBombini
Bumblebees, Bumble Bees
GenusBombus
Bumble bees, Bumblebees, Humble bees, Bumblebee, Variably banded bumble bee
SubgenusThoracobombus
Speciespascuorum
Bombus pascuorum
Common carder bee, Common Carder-bee, Common carder bumblebee
AuthorScopoli, 1763
 
Synonyms
Apis agrorum
Apis albicans
Apis collina
Apis collium
Apis fasciata
Apis floralis
Apis mniorum
Apis pascuorum
Apis pygmea
Apis rufa
Apis senilis
Apis vulgo
Bombus agrorum barcai
Bombus agrorum bicolor
Bombus agrorum bofilli
Bombus agrorum dusmeti
Bombus agrorum erlandssoni
Bombus agrorum freygessneri
Bombus agrorum gotlandicus
Bombus agrorum intermedius
Bombus agrorum maculatus
Bombus agrorum melleofacies
Bombus agrorum moorselensis
Bombus agrorum olympicus
Bombus agrorum pallidofacies
Bombus agrorum rasse
Bombus agrorum rehbinderi
Bombus agrorum romanioides
Bombus agrorum rufocitrinus
Bombus agrorum septentrionalis
Bombus agrorum tricuspis
Bombus agrorum verhoeffi
Bombus arcticus
Bombus cognatus
Bombus fairmairei
Bombus pascuorum bofilli
Bombus pascuorum dusmeti
Bombus pascuorum floralis
Bombus pascuorum freygessneri
Bombus pascuorum intermedius
Bombus pascuorum kruegerianus
Bombus pascuorum maculatus
Bombus pascuorum melleofacies
Bombus pascuorum moorselensis
Bombus pascuorum pascuorum
Bombus pascuorum rufocitrinus
Bombus pascuorum siciliensis
Bombus pascuorum sparreanus
Bombus smithianus
Bombus thoracicus
Megabombus agrorum siciliensis
Megabombus pascuorum kruegerianus
Megabombus pascuorum paphlagonicus
Megabombus pascuorum taleshensis
 
Subspecies
Bombus pascuorum floralis
Bombus pascuorum melleofacies
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