Bumble Bee - White Tailed
Fact File
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 5th July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 


Taken at Troon on 27th August 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
Fact File
Bumble Bee - White Tailed.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Bombus lucorum
Hymenoptera.
Apidae.
Food:
Habitat:
Nest:
Description:


Flies/Found:


Feature:
Pollen, Nectar
Anywhere where there are flowers for food.
Underground.
The predominant color is black, with a pale yellow collar,
a yellow band on the second tergite (abdominal segment),
and a white tail.
Queen:   As early as February
Worker:  Late March - Mid May
Males:    August
Compared to other bumblebee species, these
bumblebees have shorter tongues which enable
them to rob nectar. The worker bee uses the horny
sheath around its tongue to make a hole through the
flower, reaching the nectar without entering the flower.
Therefore, the worker bee does not come in contact
with the pollen while getting the nectar.