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Torphins invertebrates

Bumblebees to be found in and around Torphins Wood, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


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Insects
- ground beetles 1
- ground beetles 2
- burying beetles
- beetles 1
- beetles 2
- beetles 3
- springtails
- earwigs
- flies
- hoverflies
- true bugs
- bumblebees
- bees
- ants
- wasps
- saw flies and wood wasps
- butterflies
- butterflies 2
- butterflies and moths 2
- moths
- moths 2
- moths 3
- lacewings etc.
- dragonflies and damselflies
- scorpion flies
- stoneflies
- caddis flies
- lice
Flatworms
Slugs and snails
Worms and leeches
Millipedes and centipedes
Arachnida
- spiders 1
- spiders 2
- spiders 3
- harvestmen
- mites
- ticks etc.
Crustacea
- woodlice
- water fleas
- cyclops
Torphins is a village in upper Deeside, Aberdeenshire Scotland. There is nothing particularly special about the wood, it is a mixed species coniferous/deciduous wood, so things found there can probably be found in many other Scottish, British or even European woods. For more information on Torphins itself and the human population there go to Torphins.org.
Bombus terrestris, adult queen bumblebee, buff-tailed bumblebee

Bombus terrestris, Buff-tailed bumblebee.

Seen in spring, summer and early autumn, this is often the first bumblebee to emerge from hibernation.

Lengths, queen 20-22, worker 11-17, male 14-16 mm.

Found in gardens, fields and woodland edges. Nests underground.

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Bombus lucorum, aldult queen bumblebee, white-tailed bumblebee

Bombus lucorum, White-tailed bumblebee.

Seen in spring and summer.

Lengths, queen 19-20, worker 11-17, male 14-16 mm .

Found in gardens, fields and woodland edges. Usually nests underground, but will sometimes nest in walls.

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Bombus lapidarius mating, red-tailed bumblebee

Bombus lapidarius, Red-tailed bumblebee.

Seen in spring and summer.

Lengths, queen 20-22, workers 11-16, male 14-16 mm.

Found in gardens, fields and open woodlands.

Nesting site varies, but most commonly under of ar ground level.

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Bombus pratorum, adult queen,

Bombus pratorum, the Early bumblebee.

Seen in spring and summer.

Lengths, queen 15-17, workers 10-14, male 11-13 mm.

Most common in gardens and field edges. Nest is small, short-lived, and can be anywhere.

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Bombus hortorum, adult queen, the garden bumblebee

Bombus hortorum, the Garden bumblebee.

Seen in spring and summer.

Lengths, queen 17-20, workers 11-16, male 14-15 mm.

Most common in gardens, field edges and woodland edges where vetch and red clover grow. The nest is short-lived and small, and can be anywhere.

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Bombus pascuorum, adult queen, common carder bumblebee

Bombus pascuorum, Common carder bee.

Seen in spring, summer and early autumn. This is usually the last bumblebee to hibernate.

Lengths, queen 16-18, workers 10-15, male 13-14 mm.

Most common in field and path edges, gardens, and open woodland. Tends to be a surface nester in tussocky grass.

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Bombus sylvestris, Forest cuckoo bumblebee

Bombus sylvestris the Forest cuckoo bumblebee

Seen in summer.

Body length 15 mm.

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