Range & Status
Extinct in Britain; last recorded in 1980s in Dungness. Declining elsewhere in Europe.
Extinct; last recorded in 1928 on The Lizard.
Habitat & Ecology
This is a long-tongued species and nests underground. It is associated with Red Clover Trifolium pratense in dry grassland.
Not applicable in Cornwall.
It may be possible for a future reintroduction scheme, using bumblebees from New
Zealand. This species is listed on the BAP middle list as a globally threatened/declining species (BSGR, 1995). BAP species (2007).