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Cuckoo bumble bee?

Observed: 30th June 2009 By: purplerabbitspurplerabbits’s reputation in Invertebratespurplerabbits’s reputation in Invertebrates
darkbee
Description:

Possible a field cuckoo bee

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Bumble bee

B. campestris is the most likely identification because of the dark looking tail, however the cuckoo bumble bees are all very variable.

They are called cuckoo bumble bees because they parisitise other bumble bees.

Graham Banwell

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