Four Coloured Cuckoo Bee - Bombus sylvestris
Body lengths, female 15 mm, male 14 mm.
To be seen around the nests of Bombus pratorum.
Spring and summer.
Cuckoo Bumblebee of Bombus pratorum. Males tend to patrol mating circuits within 1 m of the ground.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015