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Red tailed bumblebee

Observed: 26th April 2012 By:’s reputation in Invertebrates
red tailed bumblebee
red tailed bee rear

Found on edge of raised bed - presumably wood was warmer than surrounding soil. Spread some honey near the bee and within a few minutes it started to feed and kept on feeding for 6 minutes.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Red tailed Bumblebee (Bombus Lapidarius) interacts


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You might check the location

You might check the location you have given, which is in the Atlantic near St Kilda!



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