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CRW_7752

Observed: 9th August 2004 By: miked
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CRW_7752
CRW_7756
Description:

Is there something wrong with this bee's leg

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Carder Bee (Bombus (Thoracombus) pascuorum) interacts

Comments

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Lumps on legs

Nothing wrong with this bee, the orange "lump" on the leg is pollen that has been collected and packed into the "pollen basket", 2 rows of stiff hairs on the edges of the hind tibia.

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Thanks for that, bees

Thanks for that, bees normally seem to be covered in pollen with pollen baskets full but this one is very neat.