Taxonomy

Bombus (Thoracombus) sylvarum | Shrill Carder Bee

Distribution

Status

Conservation status

ENDANGERED

Species Biology

Identification

  • One of our rarest bees
  • Red tail
  • Two bands on the thorax
  • The hairs on this species are greenish-grey
  • It is said that this speices has a shriller buzz than the other bumblebee species

Habitat

Not common. Associated with flower-rich grasslands.

Flight period

May-October

Nesting biology

Surface nesting

Flowers visited

Polylectic - Mentha, Vicia, Lamium, Ononis, Centaurea, Arctium, Onobrychis, Trifolium, Symphtum, Iris, Laburnum, Castanea, Impatiens, Prunus, Malus, Knautia

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

 Palaearctic region

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2018

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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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