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Buff-tailed Bumblebee

Observed: 2nd April 2011 By: NicolaNicola’s reputation in InvertebratesNicola’s reputation in InvertebratesNicola’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Bumblebee with buff coloured tail, and golden-yellow abdominal stripe. Upon closer inspection I can't see a yellow collar so now unsure of my ID.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buff-Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus terrestris) interacts

Comments

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If you look closely there is

If you look closely there is indeed a sparse band of yellow hairs on the collar. The queens of this bee are very variable - from a quite yellow collar to almost none.

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recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.