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Red Tailed Bumblebee

Observed: 19th April 2007 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

This is a large bumblebee, is it a queen or can the workers be out in April?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red-tailed bumble bee (Bombus lapidarius) interacts

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Red Tailed Bumblebee

This is a large bumblebee, is it a queen or can the workers be out in April?

Thanks for the last comments

Elis

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This is a queen. Bombus

This is a queen. Bombus lapidarius emerges a bit later than some other species, the first brood of workers would be very small in size, about 1/2 to 1/3 the size of the queen. In April the queens are flying, workers would be unusual.

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