Invertebrate Survey and Conservation


Cornwall Bumblebee Atlas

Bumblebees of Cornwall and Scilly

Bumblebees of Cornwall and Scilly fantastic guide for anyone interested in bumblebee ecology, conservation and status in Cornwall. This book was is illustrated with full colour photographs, species distribution maps at 2km resolution and illustrations

This book is for enthusiasts and recorders, to give an over view of the current understanding of Bombus species in the county and to focus future recording and conservation effort. Cornwall has nationally important populations of rare bumblebees, such as the Brown-banded Carder Bumblebee (B. humilis) and the Moss Carder Bumblebee (B. muscorum). Cornwall also has historical records of four nationally notable species and three rare species now presumed extinct in the region. This Atlas indicates a startling decline in bumblebee species in Cornwall since the middle of the 20th century. This equates to a quarter of the Cornish bumblebee fauna lost in recent times

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Bumblebees of Cornwall