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Observed: 10th April 2012 By: AlurophileAlurophile’s reputation in InvertebratesAlurophile’s reputation in Invertebrates
B lapidarius 4-12  4
B lap reject

Not the best image for id. Pollen basket appears yellowish, hence my curiosity about ruderarius but I'm a bee amateur. "reject" images blurred but might help somewhat.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Large Red Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus (Melanobombus) lapidarius) interacts


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Pollen basket

I imagine you were unable to enlarge the image sufficiently to see the hairs of the pollen basket. These are not black. I will add a close-up.

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Pollen baskets

I've looked at the larger photo and can see no pollen basket hairs, it's just too fuzzy.

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