Bombus (Pyrobombus) jonellus | Heath Bumble Bee
- White tail
- Two yellow bands on the thorax and one yellow band on the abdomen
- Head is heart-shaped (not longer than wide) when looked at face-on
- Can be confused with Bombus hortorum, but in this species the face is significantly longer than wide
Common and found in a wide range of habitats, including parks and gardens.
Nests aerially in cavities, as well as on and under the ground.
Polylectic - Lamium, Trifolium, Ballota, Allium, Rubus, Salix, Calluna, Vaccinium
Palaearctic, Arctic, W Nearctic regions
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.