Bombus (Psithyrus) campestris | Field Cuckoo Bee
- Cuckoo bumblebee
- Brown-yellow tail
- Queens have two dark orange-yellow bands on the thorax and a small orange-brown tail
- Males also have two dark orange-yellow bands on the thorax, but the brown-yellow tail extends to more than half of the abdomen
Not common. Known from a range of habitat types.
Breeds in nests of B. pascuorum and also probably B. muscorum, B. ruderarius & B. sylvarum
Polylectic - Taraxacum, Scabiosa, Knautia, Vicia, Centaurea, Carduus
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019
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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.