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House hunting bee

Observed: 17th March 2012 By: RefugeeRefugee’s reputation in InvertebratesRefugee’s reputation in InvertebratesRefugee’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

House hunting queen Bumble Bee searching for a nest site in the leaf litter on the edge of a bridle path in limestone scree.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bumble Bee (Bombus terrestris) interacts

Comments

pirayaguara's picture

I've heard of spider hunting

I've heard of spider hunting wasp and bird hunting spiders but house hunting bees -they must be huge

Refugee's picture

The house

I think it is the house that is a little smaller. The inspiration for a sci-fi movie is here for all to imagine!

Refugee

Refugee's picture

The tail

On the flight photos i have now put on the tail does look a little more buff. I did only select the two sharper photos in the first instance. Perhaps it was my choice of photos.

Refugee

Syrphus's picture

I would still stick with the

I would still stick with the genus. The sky will not fall on our heads if we do. You are probably correct, but I would not put the record as a species in a report or database on this evidence.

M.

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