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Red-tailed Bumblebee

Observed: 6th May 2011 By: voivodatavoivodata’s reputation in Invertebratesvoivodata’s reputation in Invertebratesvoivodata’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I would be grateful for confirmation that this is a Red-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) rather than the scarcer and more localized Red-tailed Carder Bee (Bombus ruderarius).

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Uncertain

Although it is very likely to be B. lapidarius, we can not see the hairs on the hind legs or the colour and shape of the tail clearly enough to be 100% certain. I would be reluctant to accept this as a record

Stuart
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