Numerous examples found on Cotoneaster and also on adjacent potted juniper.
No interactions present.
They're as far north as the Moray Firth now.
Are they? Can you get the details of any known from Scotland reported via http://www.bwars.com/index.php?q=submit-bombus-hypnorum-sighting
There seem to be quite a few shown here
in Scotland,including ones around Nairn and Buckie, although it is stated that all sightings shown are unverified.
Does seem to be a big leap between these and the cluster of central belt sightings, though.
I have had a look at the original data underpinning this map and the distribution shown is (as the website states) based either on unverified data or on data that has been submitted under B. hypnorum, and subsequently rejected. Not one single credible record of this species from Scotland has come from this particular survey.
The BWARS distribution map is the best that there is currently and is based on some 3k verified records.
Stop Press: Expect an exciting new announcement over the next day or two.
Thank you for that, Stuart. I'll check more carefully next time. I often try to add some useful comment, but this time.....I'll get my coat.
Your comment was extremely useful!! I thought that some data might have sneaked down the blind-side and so I was very interested in your source - I can now breathe easily (and please leave your coat where it is!)
...to the imminent announcement.
Lat/Lng: 53.3514, -2.1255
OS grid ref: SJ917838