Bombus sylvestris – Forest cuckoo bee (Stiperstones NNR)

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.

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