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Dead Bombus terrestris found on Ant hill

Observed: 23rd May 2009 By: RoseRose’s reputation in InvertebratesRose’s reputation in InvertebratesRose’s reputation in Invertebrates
Dead Bombus terrestris found on Ant hill
Description:

I found lots of dead bees on top of the ant hills at Harlestone Heath. Approximately half the hills had a dead bee on top of it. Does anyone have any information on this phenomenon?

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buff tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) interacts