Tagged: Bombus

Moss Carder Bee

This week’s piece will be my last for 2014, but fear not, there’ll be more pollinator and plant related activity after the New Year. Last week I wrote about the Common Carder Bee...

3,657 total views, no views today

The Common Carder Bee

The Common Carder Bee (Bombus Pascuorum) is one of our most common bumblebee species in Ireland. The species is quite distinctive and once it is seen, it cannot really be forgotten. It’s also...

2,568 total views, no views today

Red-tailed Bumblebee

A short piece this week as it’s on a rather distinctive species in Ireland called the Red-Tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius).   The red-tailed bumblebee is a beautiful species which appears to be more...

2,593 total views, 3 views today

The Heath Bumblebee

Continuing with bumblebee identification, this week I’ll be writing about the Heath Bumblebee (Bombus jonellus). As the name suggest this bumblebee can be found around upland areas of bog and heath but it...

2,882 total views, no views today

Buff-tailed Bumblebee

Ireland has 20 native species of bumblebee, but like most things some are rare or have restricted ranges and are not commonly seen.  The most commonly encountered species are Bombus lucorum, Bombus terrestris,...

2,691 total views, no views today