Bombus [Psithyrus] vestalis (Geoffroy 1785) (Family Apidae)


Female

Length: Female 20-24mm, Male 15-18mm;
Forewing Length: Female 18mm, Male 14mm
Proboscis Length: 12mm
Egg Larva Pupa Adult
? ? ? April - September
(Earliest: 27.4)

Biotopes:
Meadows

Hedge Rows
Food:
Several Asteraceae Nectar

Succisa pratensis Nectar
Parasitoids:
Syntretus splendidus
Parasites Nest of:
Bombus terrestris

Atlas Hymenoptera: Bombus vestalis, Europe
BWARS: Bombus vestalis
Nature Spot: Vestal Cuckoo Bumblebee - Bombus vestalis
Dutch Bees and their Relations: Bombus vestalis
Wildbienen: Keusche Kuckuckshummel: Bombus vestalis


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