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Bombus lucorum

Observed: 5th June 2007 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG 3500 (2)
Description:

Ok is this white tailed bumblebee
Bombus lucorum, is the ovipositor clearly seen?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which White-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) interacts

Comments

Urophora's picture

B. lucorum s.l. Bees don't

B. lucorum s.l. Bees don't have a ovipositor - that is what the sting is formed from.

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Bombus lucorum

Thanks Urophora

What does s.l. stand for

Elis

dshubble's picture

sensu lato

It's short for 'sensu lato' meaning 'in the broad sense'; in this case meaning the whole Bombus lucorum group of species, rather than just this species when separated from B. magnus & B. cryptarum - have a look at www.ispot.org.uk/node/20371 for some iSpot comments about this.