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Shrill Carder-bee - Bombus sylvarum - side view
Shrill Carder-bee - Bombus sylvarum - side view


The shrill carder-bee
Bombus sylvarum is an annual colony building insect species which belongs to the bumblebees. Bombus sylvarum are widespread in Germany and Europe although they are rare in the north (of europe or germany. They inhabit forest edges, parks, gardens, meadows, ditches and embankments. Bombus sylvarum prefer flat areas.
Shrill Carder-bee coverd with pollen
Shrill Carder-bee coverd with pollen
The queens are 16 to 18 mm in length, the drones 12 to 14 mm, and the workers 10 to 15 mm. The body of the Bombus sylvarum is hairy and yellow, brown and orange in colour. The colour contrasts are weaker than in other bumblebee species. Bombus sylvarum have a long head and a strikingly long proboscis.
Shrill Carder-bee front view
Shrill Carder-bee front view
Bombus sylvarum feed on nectar and pollen from a variety of plants. The flight period of queens begins in April, (that of the young Bombus sylvarum in July) and ends in late October. A colony comprises 80 to 100 insects. The nests are built in small animal burrows (mice holes).
Shrill Carder-bee back view
Shrill Carder-bee back view

Bombus (Megabombus) sylvarum
Subspecies4
Common namesKnapweed carder-bee, Shrill carder bee, Shrill Carder-bee
German namesWaldhummel, Bunthummel
Dutch namesBoshommel
Danish namesSkovhumle
Finnish namesMetsäkimalainen, Ketokimalainen
Norwegian namesEnghumle
Swedish namesHaghumla
AuthorCarl von Linné (Carl Nilsson Linnæus), 1761
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia
Europe
North Europe (British Isles (United Kingdom (Great Britain)), Germany (West Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia)), Scandinavia (Sweden), Fennoscandia (Finland)), South Europe (Italy), West Europe (Benelux (Netherlands)), Central Europe (Czech Republic (Moravia, Bohemia))


CountriesCzech Republic, Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
Links and ReferencesBombus sylvarum in dyntaxa.se
Bombus sylvarum in Wikipedia (English)

Description of images / photos
Photography with Cameras
Nikon D3x, Nikon D300, Canon 50D
Image editing with Photoshop
1. Shrill Carder-bee - Bombus sylvarum - side view
2. Shrill Carder-bee coverd with pollen
3. Shrill Carder-bee front view
4. Shrill Carder-bee back view
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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
SubgenusMegabombus
Speciessylvarum
Bombus sylvarum
Knapweed carder-bee, Shrill carder bee, Shrill Carder-bee
AuthorLinnaeus, 1761
 
Synonyms
Apis cinerea
Apis plumosa
Apis scylla
Apis sylvarum
Bombus dagestanicus
Bombus daghestanicus
Bombus lederi
Bombus rogenhoferi
Bombus sylvarum albicauda
Bombus sylvarum citrinofasciatus
Bombus sylvarum distinctus
Bombus sylvarum narbonensis
Bombus sylvarum nigrescens
Bombus sylvarum rogenhofferi
Bombus sylvarum sylvarum
Megabombus sylvarum
 
Subspecies
Bombus sylvarum canificus
Bombus sylvarum distinctus
Bombus sylvarum nigrescens
Bombus sylvarum rogenhofferi
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