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Bumble bee feeding in white deadnettle

Observed: 6th May 2012 By: Jh27697
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Bumble bee feeding in white deadnettle
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Carder Bee (Bombus (Thoracombus) pascuorum) interacts


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Definately the common carder

Definately the common carder bumblebee, Bombus pascuorum. This is our only common bumblebee with a brown/ginger thorax. The abdomen varies quite a bit, but the black hairs on this one identify it positviely as this species. Other similar (but rare) bumblebees have no black hairs at all on the abdomen.