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Bumblebee on white comfrey

Observed: 26th September 2009 By: birminghamox
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Bee on comfrey

bumblebee with pollen sacks on white comfrey (Symphytum orientale) river bank, River Tame, Hamstead, Birmingham

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Carder Bee (bombus pascuorum) interacts


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It has a ginger thorax and looks as though there are some black hairs on the body so you might be correct. I cannot be 100% sure as the disinguishing fetures are difficult to see.

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I would agree it is difficult

I would agree it is difficult to be 100% sure of species from this pic. B. pascuorum is one of the longer-tongued bees, and is able to feed on a wide vareity of flowers (some bees tongues are too short for some flowers).

Rob Coleman