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Observed: 8th June 2013 By: jenjen21jenjen21’s reputation in Invertebratesjenjen21’s reputation in Invertebratesjenjen21’s reputation in Invertebrates

Has black head, followed by strips yellow, black, yellow, black orange/yellow (tail). Small about 10 mm.
I've seen a few similar looking bees (size and shape) but missing the middle yellow band.


No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Bombus pratorum

Hi Jenjen21,
I think this is a Bombus pratorum worker -they are small size and sometimes have no yellow band on the abdomen. She looks as if she is foraging green alkanet, as they do in my garden. They also pollinate raspberries.