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Bumblebee on a Hogweed leaf

Observed: 29th April 2013 By: grant burleighgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebratesgrant burleigh’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Upper image in composite: Red arrows: Are these bare patches in the fur and could they be the result of a fight with an opposing queen? Blue arrow: these spines look quite strong – weapons possibly or means of removing eggs?