Taxonomy

Bombus (Thoracombus) pascuorum | Common Carder Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

Least concern

Species Biology

Identification

  • Ginger tail 
  • Abdomen a mixture of brown and black hairs
  • Thorax with ginger hairs
  • Hair colour prone to fading/bleaching
  • Very common species

Habitat

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

Flight period

January-December 

Nesting biology

Nests in surface litter

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Lamium, Impatiens, Cirsium, Vicia, Trifolium, Centaurea, Aconitum, Carduus, Galeopsis, Ribes, Prunus, Malus, Knautia, Lavandula

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Palaearctic region

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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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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