Bumblebee on Woody Nightshade.
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I don't see anything that allows distinction between terrestris and lucorum complex in these images.
At a Push a Full res on my monitor on second image there is a faint yellow tinge to the transistion but its touch and go
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In which case the only valid ID is Bombus. It is frequently almost impossible to be sure of workers of that pair even with a specimen. I also looked at the transition at full resolution and saw nothing at all that would indicate terrestris.
I, think between the pair of you, you've indicated that species is not clear. therefore I'll add revision to genus. Thanks, Paul
Frustrating I know Paul given there are literally under our feet almost every day Mydaea is of course correct to show caution on the ID and the safest ob is of Course Bombus
No problem WLR, it's nowhere near as frustrating as trying to photograph the little sods! As I'm sure you know. All the best, Paul
Yes Paul you are spot on there . keep the posts coming as they keep us all on our toes Paul
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Meadow margin among brambles, dog rose and nettles, with woodlands adjacent.