Observed investigating the vegetation in the woods
No interactions present.
Certainly looks like one of the Bombus lucorum species group.
Entomologist and biological recorder
Is there more than one B. lucorum?
Yes, there are at least three very closely related species in the Bombus lucorum group. See iSpot discussions at:
and also the BWARS site:
Thank you for the information - just when I tought that I was getting on top of distinguishing B. lucorum from B terrestris along come additional subspecies. That's life!
All the best.
Yes, it's a shame that bumblebees can't evolve to be a bit more distinctive, given that they are such familiar and popular creatures!
Lat/Lng: 52.7, -2.6
OS grid ref: SJ6312