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An all black bumble bee SAM_0160

Observed: 10th April 2011 By: Bazzer
an all black bumble bee SAM_0160
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Large Red Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus (Melanobombus) lapidarius) interacts

Comments

DavidNotton's picture

all black?

appears to have a reddish tail?

eucera's picture

reddish tail

it might indeed have a reddish tail but it isn't at all easy to see what is going on at the stern! If it has a red-tail for sure then B. lapidarius is the answer and not B. hypnorum (always a white tail)

Stuart
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