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Distribution and floral preferences of the rare bumblebees Bombus humilis and B. soroeensis (Hymenoptera: Apidae) on Salisbury Plain


Distribution and floral preferences of the rare bumblebees Bombus humilis and B. soroeensis (Hymenoptera: Apidae) on Salisbury Plain



British Journal of Entomology and Natural History 16(2): 95-102



ISSN/ISBN: 0952-7583

Studies carried out on Salisbury Plain during July-August 2002, showed that 13 Bombus species were present, including the nationally rare B. humilis huger and B. soroeensis (Fabr.). Foraging studies indicated the importance of Fabaceae as the preferred pollen source for bumblebees.

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