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B. pratorum bees with albinism??

Observed: 28th June 2012 By: The Reremouse
Black Country and Staffordshire NaturalistsBrumBats - Birmingham and Black Country Bat GroupInvertebrate Challenge
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Description:

I have never seen albinism myself, but have seen photos, etc. These B. pratorum bees (two individuals, same location) appear to have white patches - is albinism the reason? Is it genetic or caused by stylops or something? Thanks!!!

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Species with which Early Bumble Bee (Bombus (Pyrobombus) pratorum) interacts