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_MG_0529_bee

Observed: 14th August 2011 By: miked
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Description:

bees are a pain to photograph as they never seem to stay still 'busy as a bee'

Identifications
Species interactions

Species with which White-Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus (Bombus) lucorum) interacts

Comments

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B.hortorum?

This is a male. B.hortorum males lack the yellow on the face that we see here and the body (the thorax in particular) would be much less yellow but would have a definate yellow stripe at the rear of the thorax in addition to the one at the front.

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