Bombus (Psithyrus) bohemicus | Gipsy Cuckoo Bee
- Cuckoo bumblebee
- White tail with yellow flashes where it meets the black hairs of the abdomen
- Queens have a yellow band at the top of the thorax and a very narrow pale band at the base of the thorax. This narrow lower band can sometimes be absent
- Males have two clear yellow bands on the thorax and a yellow band at the top of the abdomen
- Can be confused with B. barbutellus, B. sylvestris, but particularly B. vestalis
Widespread and found in a range of habitat types
Breeds in nests of Bombus lucorum
Polylectic - Taraxacum, Scabiosa, Knautia, Vicia, Centaurea, Carduus, Cirsium
Palaearctic, Japanese, Oriental Regions, Arctic border
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2023
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Conservation status: FitzPatrick Ú., Murray T.E., Byrne A., Paxton R.J., Brown M.J.F. (2006) Regional Red List of Irish Bees, Publ. Rep. to National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland) and Environment and Heritage Service (N. Ireland). http://www.npws.ie/publications/red-lists
Flowers visited & World distribution: Westrich, P. (1989) Die Wildbienen Baden-Württembergs. Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart, Germany.