Bombus (Thoracombus) pascuorum | Common Carder Bee
- Ginger tail
- Abdomen a mixture of brown and black hairs
- Thorax with ginger hairs
- Hair colour prone to fading/bleaching
- Very common species
Common and found in a wide range of habitats, including parks and gardens.
Nests in surface litter
Polylectic - Lamium, Impatiens, Cirsium, Vicia, Trifolium, Centaurea, Aconitum, Carduus, Galeopsis, Ribes, Prunus, Malus, Knautia, Lavandula
Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021
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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.