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Very Large Bee - Norfolk

Observed: 21st August 2012 By: alan1
Large Bee 1 (very wet!)
Large Bee 2
Large Bee 3
Large Bee 4

I wonder if anyone could help with an identification of this very large bee? I've tried to identify it from various websites but unfortunately not been able to match the markings and especially the size (2.5cm body).
It was found in my utility room sink (open to garden), hence it is very wet in the first picture but it gives a good idea of the size.
I placed it outside but unfortunately it had died by next morning. The remaining pictures show the true colours after it had dried out, with orange banding rather than yellow.
I would be very grateful for any information from the forum experts.
Many thanks.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buff-Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus (Bombus) terrestris) interacts


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Hi Chris - it does seem to

Hi Chris - it does seem to match up well with other pics on iSpot. Thanks for your ID.