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Bombus polaris (Bumblebee)

Wikipedia Abstract

Bombus polaris is an Arctic bumblebee species.
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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Arctous alpina (alpine bearberry)[1]
Empetrum nigrum (black crowberry)[1]
Vaccinium uliginosum (bog blueberry)[1]
Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Alces alces (moose)1
Bison bonasus (European bison)2
Bonasa umbellus (Ruffed Grouse)3
Branta hutchinsii (Cackling Goose)2
Calcarius lapponicus (Lapland Longspur)1
Capra cylindricornis (East Caucasian tur)1
Catharus ustulatus (Swainson's Thrush)1
Clethrionomys rutilus (northern red-backed vole)4
Corvus corax (Northern Raven)4
Elasmucha ferrugata1
Lagopus lagopus (Willow Ptarmigan)4
Lemmus sibiricus (brown lemming)3
Lepus othus (Alaskan Hare)1
Martes americana (American Marten)4
Martes zibellina (Sable)1
Microtus xanthognathus (taiga vole)1
Ochotona collaris (Collared Pika)2
Ovibos moschatus (muskox)1
Phenacomys intermedius (western heather vole)1
Pinicola enucleator (Pine Grosbeak)2
Poecile hudsonica (Boreal Chickadee)4
Ursus americanus (black bear)4
Ursus arctos (Grizzly Bear)4

Predators

Calcarius lapponicus (Lapland Longspur)[1]
Carduelis flammea (Common Redpoll)[1]
Phylloscopus borealis (Arctic Warbler)[1]
Tachycineta bicolor (Tree Swallow)[1]

Consumers

Pollinator of 
Arctous alpina (alpine bearberry)[1]
Astragalus alpinus (Alpine Milkvetch)[2]
Cassiope tetragona (white arctic mountain heather)[3]
Chamerion speciosum (dwarf fireweed)[3]
Dryas integrifolia (white mountain-avens)[3]
Empetrum nigrum (black crowberry)[1]
Papaver radicatum (rooted poppy)[3]
Pedicularis capitata (capitate lousewort)[3]
Pedicularis hirsuta (hairy lousewort)[3]
Petasites frigidus (Arctic Butterbur)[2]
Salix arctica (arctic willow)[3]
Saxifraga oppositifolia (purple mountain saxifrage)[3]
Silene acaulis (moss campion)[3]
Vaccinium uliginosum (bog blueberry)[1]
Vaccinium vitis-idaea (lingonberry)[1]

Distribution

Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); North America;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by , , ITIS Bees: World Bee Checklist in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection 2Mosquin, T., and J. E. H. Martin. 1967. Observations on the pollination biology of plants on Melville Island, N.W.T., Canada. Canadian Field Naturalist 81:201-205. 3Insect-flower associations in the high Arctic with special reference to nectar., Hocking, B. 1968. Oikos 19:359-388
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