Four Coloured Cuckoo Bee - Bombus sylvestris

Description

Body lengths, female 15 mm, male 14 mm.

Habitat

To be seen around the nests of Bombus pratorum.

When to see it

Spring and summer.

Life History

Cuckoo Bumblebee of Bombus pratorum. Males tend to patrol mating circuits within 1 m of the ground.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map