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Buff-tailed bumble bees

Observed: 26th February 2012 By: ChalkieChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in InvertebratesChalkie’s reputation in Invertebrates
mid Feb 067 Buff-tailed bumble bee on crocus
mid Feb 076 Buff-tailed bumble bee
Description:

Feeding on nectar of crocus, stinking hellebore, winter jasmine and sarcococca. I think these are both buff-tails.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buff-Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus (Bombus) terrestris) interacts

Comments

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Or Bombus pratorum

The second one, with its strongly orange tail, looks more like B pratorum. The first may be this too, but I can't quite make up my mind about it.