Bombus (Subterraneobombus) distinguendus | Great Yellow Bumble Bee
- One of our rarest bumblebees
- This distinctive bee is almost completely bright yellow, apart from a black band across the middle of the thorax
Currently associated with machair, flower rich sand dunes and dry calcareous grassland but previously known from a wider range of habitat types
Polylectic - Vicia, Trifolium, Centaurea, Succisa, Lamium
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020
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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.