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B.Bohemicus qry

Observed: 17th April 2010 By: markstruttonmarkstrutton’s reputation in Invertebratesmarkstrutton’s reputation in Invertebrates
B.Bohemicus qry 002.jpg
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Description:

Hairy bee, 20mm long with broad body. Orange band on thorax, none on abdomen. White tail.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Norwichnaturalist's picture

B. lucorum

Looks very much like B. lucorum

Colin Jacobs.
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Matt Smith's picture

Which bee?

Bombus lucorum would have a yellow band at the top of the abdomen, this one is plain black, so B.lucorum is ruled out.

B.bohemicus certainly does turn up in southern England so can't be discounted, but it is not a particularly common species.

B.sylvestris is a common species in southern England, though I find the males in much much higher numbers than the queens.

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