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Bombus vestalis

Observed: 18th June 2012 By: The Reremouse
Black Country and Staffordshire NaturalistsBrumBats - Birmingham and Black Country Bat GroupInvertebrate Challenge
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Description:

Found in nectar mix area of arable margins. - Not sure if this is vestalis or bohemicus! But there was no noticeable black tip to the tail.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Syrphus's picture

B. vestalis I feel sure -

B. vestalis I feel sure - bohemicus never has such a dark yellow on the tail even when fresh (as this male clearly is).

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Thanks!

Thanks! It was very bright! Stunning bee!

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B. vestalis

B. vestalis as on the second pic you can see the antennal segments; the 3rd and 5th are unequal in vestalis, but almost equal in bohemicus.

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Thanks

that is fab! I will make sure I get photos of antennae to separate them in future - great tip!

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