FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Bombus terrestris  (Linnaeus 1758)
Main synonym = Apis terrestris    Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Hymenoptera / Apidae
Buff-tailed bumblebee     Bomblu
Further Information:
Bumble bees are found in countryside and in gardens. They nest underground and form a new colony every year. These are beneficial insects as they pollinate a wide range of flowers. Only the fertilised females survive the winter. These insects are often used as pollinating agents in greenhouses where pollinating insects are scarcely found.


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