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Mating bees?

Observed: 30th May 2012 By: motmot’s reputation in Invertebrates
mating bees?

I was alerted to this in the middle of a bush by the constant 'buzzing'. The large bee was about 2cm long and the two smaller bees about 1cm.
As far as I could see the small bees were a rich burnt orange.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bombus (Pyrobombus) hypnorum interacts


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One queen, two males. It is

One queen, two males. It is rare enough to see bumbles mating, but to see an orgy ...!



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