Mayford Heritage Pond

Hymenoptera - Ants, Wasps & Bees

This is an understudied group of animals at the pond so far, with only the common obvious species having been noted.  It is hoped that these can be monitored in some detail in the future


English Name

Scientific Name

National Status Comments
Black Ant Lasius niger Common Several nests
Red Ant Myrmica rubra Common  
Hornet Vespula crabro Common  
Common Wasp Vespula vulgaris Common Underground hive 2006
Gall Wasp Urophora cardui Common  
Honey Bee Apis mellifera Common  
Large Red-tailed Bumble bee Bombus lapidarius Common  
Buff-tailed Bumble bee Bombus terrestris Common  
White-tailed Bumble Bee Bombus lucorum Common  
Flower bee Anthophora plumipes Common  
Tree Bumble-bee Bombus hypnorum