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Marsh 0810 010

Observed: 8th July 2009 By: WildpadWildpad’s reputation in InvertebratesWildpad’s reputation in InvertebratesWildpad’s reputation in Invertebrates
marsh 0810 010

Cannot identify this bee. is it a Cuckoo bee?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Large Red Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus lapidarius) interacts


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Thank you for all the ID's. I really thought it was a cuckoo bee - sylvestris? It does not have a red tail to be a red-tailed.?! Its tail was definitely yellow.
Would appreciate any more comments as to why the tail is yellow....

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looks quite worn so the red tail has faded

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bee ID

Thank you 'alcon_blue' - guess I'll have to accept this ID now. Shame, thought I had another species to add to my list!