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Bombus lucorum s.l.

Observed: 8th August 2008 By: oceanlis2000oceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebratesoceanlis2000’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Note the extensive collar and bright yellow bands

Identifications
  • White tailed bumblebee male (Bombus magnum)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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    Likely ID
    Bombus lucorum s.l.
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 3 People
    • Matt Smith
      Amateur Entomologists' SocietyBees, Wasps and Ants Recording SocietyDipterists ForumPeople's Trust for Endangered SpeciesTachinid Recording Scheme
      Invertebrates expert
    • Martin Harvey
      Berkshire Moth GroupFSC - Field Studies CouncilSoldierflies and Allies Recording SchemeBuckinghamshire Invertebrate Group
      Invertebrates expert
    • eucera
      Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society
      Invertebrates expert
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Matt Smith's picture

Yellow collar hairs

The character of the "yellow collar reaching below the tegula and projecting backwards" only applies to females, not to males. It's one of the "lucorum" complex bees, but specifically from a photo thats as much as can be said.

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