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Lapidarius

Observed: 8th August 2011 By: sparkysparky’s reputation in Invertebratessparky’s reputation in Invertebratessparky’s reputation in Invertebrates
lapidarius
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red tailed bee (Bombus lapidarius) interacts

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It might be a Bombus

It might be a Bombus ruderarius which is also black with a red tail and can often be confused with Bombus lapidarius. The way to tell them apart is by their pollen baskets, B. ruderarius having red pollen baskets and B. lapidarius having black pollen baskets...

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Thanks for the advice Cat - I

Thanks for the advice Cat - I will keep a look out for the baskets next year!