Bombus hypnorum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bombus hypnorum is a distinctive tri-coloured and easily recognised Bumble Bee, that stands out clearly from the much commoner Bombus pascuorum. It colonised the UK back in 2001 and spread rapidly north, finally reaching Nottinghamshire in 2009 where it was first recorded from Worksop. Further records quickly followed in the early part of 2010, before we found what is believed to be Nottinghamshire's fifth record, at Gamston Wood near Retford. Its spread has continued at an astonishing rate and it has quickly become one of the county's commonest Bumble Bees.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bombus hypnorum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Richard Rogers. Pauline Bradford. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. NBGRC. Peter Acton. Damian Taylor. Rob Johnson. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Barry Lygo. Clumber Park SSSI Saproxylic Invertebrate Survey - A report to Natural England by EMEC Ecology 2019. Duncan Lyon. Dick Makin. Tom Shields. David Shaw. Phil Cadman. Brian Wetton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2024

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