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Observed: 6th July 2010 By: coloursofmemorycoloursofmemory’s reputation in Invertebratescoloursofmemory’s reputation in Invertebratescoloursofmemory’s reputation in Invertebrates
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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


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Bombus lapidarius

male with yellow bands


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Pollen basket colour

The "red = ruderarius / black = lapidarius" pollen basket colour character is a female only character.

This bee is a male as indicated by the yellow collar stripe - if this was a B.ruderarius male the collar would be very reduced compared to this individual.

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Nothing I've read so far

Nothing I've read so far about identifying them has mentioned anything about a collar stripe so thanks for pointing that out!