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Garden Bumblebee

Observed: 27th May 2012 By: AdamB
Merseyside BioBank
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Garden Bumblebee
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Garden Bumblebee

There was a faint yellow band at the front of the abdomen, I'm reasonably confident it is a hortorum.
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The yellow on the abdomen is

The yellow on the abdomen is on T2. T1 shows no yellow, and there is no trace of yellow on the scutellum. That is all inconsistent with hortorum, and we can't see the face, which would clinch it (it will be short). We can't see the tail, so can't decide between lucorum s.l., terrestris and pratorum. See http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/bombus/bumblebe....

M.

TRY

recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.