Bumble Bee - Garden
Taken at Lochwinnoch  on 1st August 2021 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode
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Bumble Bee - Garden.
Species :
Local names:
Bombus hortorum.
Site Of Nest:



Most frequently found along forest and field boundaries and in open uncultivated fields.They usually build their nests under the ground.They need moss and dried grass to be present in their habitats in order to successfully build their nests
They typically restrict themselves to either pollen collection or nectar foraging on one specific plant species of the Pea family.
Black with a yellow collar, a narrow yellow band on the scutellum, and a third yellow band on terga 1 and 2. The tail is white. Darker forms, with little yellow in their fur, are common.
17 - 20 mm long. Wingspan: 35 - 38 mm.
11 - 16 mm long.
14 - 15 mm long.
March - July.
It has the longest tongue of any U.K. Bumble Bee