becky64's picture

Bioblitz! ID needed please

Observed: 1st June 2013 By: becky64
part 2 bioblitz 043
part 2 bioblitz 044
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Small Garden Bumble Bee (Bombus (Megabombus) hortorum) interacts

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becky64's picture

Thankyou wilheeny. I am no

Thankyou wilheeny. I am no good at ID-ing bees. But this bee was not a small bee. Is it just that they are called small garden bumblebees, even though they are not small?

WilHeeney's picture

Not sure

Not really to sure if i am honest. Its worth doing a search for some bee id charts because most of the larger ones are easy to ID. :)

eucera's picture

Names

Its just an English name and is used to distinguish it from the "large Garden Bumble bee" Bombus ruderatus (which isn't actually much bigger, and is not generally found in gardens!)

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
www.bwars.com

becky64's picture

Thankyou very much eucera and

Thankyou very much eucera and wilheeny :)