Friday, 28 March 2008

Scottish bumblebees

From the Biological Recording in Scotland (BRISC) Bumblebee Identification page here

- Red or Orange tailed bumblebees
Red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius)
Red-shanked carder bee (Bombus ruderarius)
Early bumblebee (Bombus pratorum)
Bilberry bumblebee (Bombus monticola)

- Yellow and Black striped bumblebees
Buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)
White-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)
Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum)
Heath bumblebee (Bombus jonellus)
Broken belted bumblebee (Bombus soroeensis)

- Foxy bumblebees
Common carder bee (Bombus pascuorum)
Scarce carder bee (Bombus muscorum)
Great yellow bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus)

- Cuckoo bees
Gypsy cuckoo bee (Bombus bohemicus)
Barbut's cuckoo bee (Bombus barbutellus)
Four-coloured cuckoo bee (Bombus sylvestris)
Field cuckoo bee (Bombus campestri)