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The Vestal Cuckoo bee (Bombus vestalis)


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One of the socially parasitic bumblebees formerly placed in the genus Psithyrus, which is now regarded as a sub-genus of Bombus. It is known to parasitise the nests of Bombus terrestris. It is found largely in the South of England. Both males and females can be suspected by the narrow yellow patches at the base of the white tail. These patches are generally more intense and extensive than in B. bohemicus, Picture taken at Saltmore Farm, Hinxworth on 26th July 2011.

7th Apr 2013 by Diane Earl

Biology, Environmental Science

Key Stages:
Foundation, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Geocode: Saltmore Farm, Hinxworth
Date of artefact: 26th July 2011

insert invertebrate bumblebee

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