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Yellow Bumblebee

Observed: 29th August 2012 By: sgwarnogsgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebratessgwarnog’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

I struggle with bumblebees, so would appreciate a more expert view. This one stood out as much yellower than the many others around at the time. I've tried using the Bumblebee Conservation id guide, and male White-tailed or Garden seem closest, but I'm not confident.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which White-Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus lucorum) interacts

Comments

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It is a male of the lucorum

It is a male of the lucorum complex. These are very variable, possibly correlated with the unknown number of species that make up 'B. lucorum'.

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recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.