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Observed: 14th August 2011 By: Chris NewberryChris Newberry’s reputation in InvertebratesChris Newberry’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Large bee seen both flying and settled, with smaller bee on its back. Is it possible that they are mating? What time of year do bees usually mate? If not mating, then can anyone say what is happening here please? Also large number of parasites around thorax of larger bee (female?)

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Large Red Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus (Melanobombus) lapidarius) interacts