Occurring Season of Overwintered Bumblebee Queens in Korea and Their Visiting Flowers

월동 여왕뒤영벌류의 출현시기 및 방화식물

  • 김삼은 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원 잠사곤충부 화분매개곤충연구팀) ;
  • 윤형주 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원 잠사곤충부 화분매개곤충연구팀) ;
  • 이흥식 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원 잠사곤충부 화분매개곤충연구팀) ;
  • 이상범 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원 잠사곤충부 화분매개곤충연구팀) ;
  • 박인균 (농촌진흥청 농업과학기술원 잠사곤충부 화분매개곤충연구팀)
  • Published : 2002.09.01

Abstract

Seasonal occurrence and visiting flowers species of overwintered bumblebee queens were investigated during the spring season of 2000. A total of 1,277 overwintered bumblebee queens were collected, consisting of seven species of Bombus and one species of Psithyrus. The dominant species were Bombus ardens Smith and Bombus ignitus Smith. The heydays of their occuring season were the early April for B. ardens and the second half of the May for B. ignitus. B. ignitus was mainly collected on Prunus yedoensis Matsumura and Corydalis speciosa Min, and B. ardens on the Rhodldendron mucronulatum Turcz and Prunus yedoensis.

Keywords

Bumblebee;Dominant species;Occurring season;Visiting flowers

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