Taxonomy

Bombus (Pyrobombus) jonellus | Heath Bumble Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

 Least concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • 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 

Habitat

Common and found in a wide range of habitats, including parks and gardens.

Flight period

February-October

Nesting biology

Nests aerially in cavities, as well as on and under the ground.

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Lamium, Trifolium, Ballota, Allium, Rubus, Salix, Calluna, Vaccinium

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Palaearctic, Arctic, W Nearctic regions

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2019

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References

Publications

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.

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