Bumblebee SVG is an arthropod insect, which belongs to the winged insects subclass, new winged insects, a detachment of insects with complete transformation, a detachment of membrane winged, a detachment of stalk-belly, a real family of bees, a kind of bumblebee (Latin Bombus).
The name of the bumblebee is derived from the sound produced during the flight. The common Slavic root was called “humming, wheezing” by someone or something. It gave birth to the Old Russian word “chimel” by imitation of sound. In due course this word was transformed to “bumblebee”. From the same word came the name of another insect – mosquito.
Bumblebee SVG – description, structure, characteristics. How does a bumblebee look like?
Bumblebees are quite large, beautiful, brightly colored insects. Females are larger than males. On average, the female body length is 13 to 28 mm, and the male bumblebee size varies from 7 to 24 mm. Some species, such as the steppe bumblebee (lat. Bombus fragrans), grow up to 35 mm in length. The weight of the uterus bumblebee can reach 0.85 g, while workers weigh from 0.04 to 0.6 g. Insects can carry the same amount of pollen as their own weight.
The body of the bumblebee is thick and heavy. Insect wings are relatively small, transparent, consisting of two synchronously moving halves. The bumblebee wings wings at a speed of about 400 wings per second. The trajectory of each wing resembles an oval that moves at a great angle. Each time the wings of a bumblebee swing, they turn over, occupying a slightly different position: when the wing goes down, its upper part is directed upwards, and vice versa. The speed of the bumblebee reaches 3-4.5 meters per second (10.8-16.2 km/h).
Female head is slightly elongated, wide rounded on the back of the head. In males, it is triangular or almost rounded, with a clearly visible dotted line on the vertex and face.
Bumblebees SVG have powerful overlapping jaws, which are used for cutting plant fibers and forming honeycombs. The insect can bite, using the jaws for protection.
The bumblebee’s eyes are naked and not covered with lint, arranged in a straight line. Male ears are longer than females.
Bumblebees have a proboscis, which they use to collect nectar. The length of the bumblebee varies from species to species, e.g. the small earthen bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) has a length of 7-10 mm and the garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) has a length of 18-19 mm. These trunk sizes allow the bumblebee to extract nectar from flowers that have a deep corollax, such as clover flowers.
The bumblebee belly is not bent to the top. At the end of the abdomen, females have stings. The male does not have a sting, in its place there are dark brown, strongly chitinized genitals. The bumblebee sting is not visible in a quiet state. It is hollow inside and, unlike the bee sting, smooth, without jags. When bitten by a female bumblebee pierces the enemy’s skin, releases a drop of poison and pulls the sting back. Thus, the bumblebee can sting repeatedly and without harming itself. The sting of the bee remains in the body of the bitten bee and it dies.
Bumblebees SVG have six legs. The female has a pollen basket on the smooth outer surface of her hind tibiae – a platform surrounded by hard straight hairs. The male tibiae are usually enlarged at the top and, depending on their appearance, their outer surface is more or less densely pubescent and convex.
The hairs that cover the bumblebee’s body are black, white, yellow, orange, reddish or grey. The color of the insect is usually striped. Fully black bumblebees are rarely found. It is believed that the colouring is directly related to the balance between disguise and thermoregulation of the body. Each type of bumblebee has its own, well-defined coloring, which makes it easy to distinguish it.