Welcome

Department of Entomology BZU Multan Pakistan
Muhammad Salman
Roll No 34-E
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Bumblebees are large, hairy social insects.

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There are over 250 known species.

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Order: Hymenoptera

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Family: Ap...
Head
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Geniculate or elbow shaped antennae.
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Mouthparts are chewing-lapping.

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The bumblebee has a long, reddish-coloured
tongue that is hairy at the end so is go...
Mouthparts
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Bumblebee has Two compound Eyes & Three
Simple eyes (Oceli).
Compound Eye

Oceli

Compound Eye
Thorax
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Two Pair of wings.

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All wings are membranous.

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Hind wings are small and usually attached to
the front wings by a ...
Fore Wing

Hind Wing
Fore leg
Meta leg

Meso leg
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Proleg is antenna cleaner leg.
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Metaleg is pollen collecting leg.
Pollen
Collecting
Leg
Pollen Basket
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Just helps in walking no modification.
Abdomen
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Females have 6 segments and males have 7.

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Sting (Queen, Workers)

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Genital Capsule in Males.
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Workers and Queens have Sting.

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And their sting is not barbed like that of the
honeybee, so they can sting more than...
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Male bumblebees have no sting.

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In males the part of the body that becomes
the sting in females becomes the genital
...
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Anonymous, Bumblebee, 2013,
http://www.bumblebee.org/index.html
Anonymous, Bumblebee Morphology, 2013,

http://www.fl...
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman
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Complete morphological characters of Bumblebee, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae , Genus: Bombus

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External Morphology of Bumblebee by M.Salman

  1. 1. Welcome Department of Entomology BZU Multan Pakistan
  2. 2. Muhammad Salman Roll No 34-E
  3. 3.  Bumblebees are large, hairy social insects.  There are over 250 known species.  Order: Hymenoptera  Family: Apidae  Genus: Bombus
  4. 4. Head
  5. 5.  Geniculate or elbow shaped antennae.
  6. 6.  Mouthparts are chewing-lapping.  The bumblebee has a long, reddish-coloured tongue that is hairy at the end so is good for soaking up nectar
  7. 7. Mouthparts
  8. 8.  Bumblebee has Two compound Eyes & Three Simple eyes (Oceli).
  9. 9. Compound Eye Oceli Compound Eye
  10. 10. Thorax
  11. 11.  Two Pair of wings.  All wings are membranous.  Hind wings are small and usually attached to the front wings by a row of hooks called hamuli.
  12. 12. Fore Wing Hind Wing
  13. 13. Fore leg Meta leg Meso leg
  14. 14.  Proleg is antenna cleaner leg.
  15. 15.  Metaleg is pollen collecting leg.
  16. 16. Pollen Collecting Leg
  17. 17. Pollen Basket
  18. 18.  Just helps in walking no modification.
  19. 19. Abdomen
  20. 20.  Females have 6 segments and males have 7.  Sting (Queen, Workers)  Genital Capsule in Males.
  21. 21.  Workers and Queens have Sting.  And their sting is not barbed like that of the honeybee, so they can sting more than once.  Honey bee dies after she has stung a human but Bumblebee not die.
  22. 22.  Male bumblebees have no sting.  In males the part of the body that becomes the sting in females becomes the genital capsule in males, so is used in mating.
  23. 23.   Anonymous, Bumblebee, 2013, http://www.bumblebee.org/index.html Anonymous, Bumblebee Morphology, 2013, http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=bumblebee  Anonymous, bumblebee, 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bumblebee  Borror, Bumblebee, 2013, https://insects.tamu.edu/fieldguide/cimg340.html  Adrian D.Thysse, Red-belted Bumblebee, 2013, http://bugs.adrianthysse.com/2011/05/red-beltedbumblebee/

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