Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Bombini — the bumblebees.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Latin bombus ("buzz")

Examples

  • Such requisites are perfectly fulfilled by the humblebee, and we may well hazard the prophecy that the Bombus is the welcomed affinity of the flower.

    My Studio Neighbors

  • Some Diptera (flies) may be the main pollinators in higher elevations of mountains whereas '' Bombus '' species are the only pollinators among Apoidea in alpine regions at timberline and beyond.

    Pollinator

  • Interval timing by an invertebrate, the bumble bee Bombus impatiens.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Interval timing by an invertebrate, the bumble bee Bombus impatiens.

    INSIDE OF A DOG

  • Amelia of Bombus recycles old books into gorgeous envelopes perfect for sending a greeting card or packaging up a small product.

    Eco Packaging Handmade For You: Envelopes

  • Such an extreme aerodynamic separation between left and right sets the bumblebee Bombus terrestris apart from most other flying animals.

    Flight Of The Bumble Bee | Impact Lab

  • Of the insect fauna, 27 species are included in the Red Data Book of the Russian Federation, including Forficula vicaria*, Diestrammena unicolor*, Carabus schrenckii*, Pyrocaelia rufa*, Bombus spp*.,

    Central Sikhote-Alin, Russian Federation

  • Bees documented to enter the flower are robust bees of the genera Bombus, Centris, Epicharis, Eulaema, and Xylocopa which are presumably rewarded for their efforts by the nectar they collect from the interior of the hood.

    Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa)

  • Bumblebees (of the genus Bombus) are common native bees and important pollinators in most areas of North America.

    Bumblebee

  • It seemed to hold true among the bumblebees of the genus Bombus, and among the gall wasps of the genus Cynips; it seemed to hold true among various species in the West Indies, the Solomon Islands, and Hawaii.

    The Song of The Dodo

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  • Vizualz r da bomb(us)!

    September 21, 2011

  • Amazingly they are called 'humble' (humbyl M.E.) bees!

    September 21, 2011

  • See also the bombus page.

    September 21, 2011