Bombus [Psithyrus] sylvestris (Lepeletier 1832) (Family Apidae)

Length: Female 14-18mm, Male 12-15mm;
Forewing Length: Female 15mm, Male 13mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? April - September
(Earliest: 11.4)

Attractant Chemicals
Phenolics Hexadecanol, Hexadecenol, Tetradecanol

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
Several Asteraceae Nectar

Geranium sylvaticum Nectar
Parasites Nest of:
Bombus jonellus

Bombus pratorum

Atlas Hymenoptera: Bombus sylvestris, Europe
BWARS: Bombus sylvestris
Dutch Bees and their Relations: Bombus sylvestris
Wildbienen: Wald-Kuckuckshummel: Bombus sylvestris


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