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What mite these bee?

Observed: 24th August 2012 By: DavidG
bumblebee with mites?

Bumblebee infested by mites(?)found feeding on Nepita in the garden, close to woodland

    Likely ID
    Phoretic Mite (Parasitellus)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.


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ID comment

I think the bee is a Large Red-tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus lapidarius)