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Cuckoo-bee - B. bohemicus

Observed: 18th July 2009 By: yorkieyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebratesyorkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
Cuckoo - B. bohemicus IMG 3746
Cuckoo - B. bohemicus IMG 3745
Description:

Dark-tinged wings, female with a single yellow stripe on thorax, tail white with small yellow side patches

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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cuckoo bees

Nice photos of this cuckoo bee. I find it very hard to distinguish Bombus bohemicus from Bombus vestalis (vestalis seems to be much commoner in southern England), so I'm not able to confirm which species it is. What made you decide on B. bohemicus?

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