. North-East Slovenia, March 2004, photo Branko Bakan.
East Mediterranean species, spreading into Central Europe. Earliest published record in Slovenia from 2007, but the photo at left had been taken even earlier (2004).
Polylectic social species. Nests usually underground in abandoned mouse nests, but also above ground in tree cavities.
Jenič et al., 2010:
(Hymenoptera: Apidae), new species in the Slovenian bumblebee fauna