Inroad into Flowers by the Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)

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Formal Metadata

Title
Inroad into Flowers by the Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)
Alternative Title
Blüteneinbruch der Erdhummel (Bombus terrestris)
Author
Contributors
Jürgen Weiss (Schnitt)
License
CC Attribution - NoDerivatives 3.0 Germany:
You are free to use, copy, distribute and transmit the work or content in unchanged form for any legal purpose as long as the work is attributed to the author in the manner specified by the author or licensor.
Identifiers
IWF Signature
D 1914
Publisher
Release Date
1997
Language
English
Producer
Günter R. Witte
Production Year
1992

Technical Metadata

IWF Technical Data
Film, 16 mm, LT, 71 m ; F, 6 min

Content Metadata

Subject Area
Abstract
Bees with a long proboscis can reach the nectar in tubular flowers, e.g. Corydalis cava. However those with a short proboscis must bite a hole. In Symphytum spp. the flower construction ensures that the bee is covered in pollen whilst biting.
Keywords acquisition of food / Insecta buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus hortorum Bombus terrestris Corydalis cava Symphytum spec. comfrey garden bumblebee large earth bumblebee nectar theft pollenation
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