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Bee - white tail

Observed: 20th June 2013 By: chazzachazza’s reputation in Invertebrateschazza’s reputation in Invertebrates
Bee - white tail
Bee on fence
Description:

First photo - bee on allium, tended to fly off a short distance if approached too closely.
Second photo - similar bee seen few days previously.
Are they the same species?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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

Comments

Mydaea's picture

Second one is hortorum, the

Second one is hortorum, the first is another species.

Bibibee's picture

2 bumblebees with white tail

Agree 2nd photo is B. hortorum, looks like a male.
Ist could be B. lucorum or B. terrestris worker?
Bibibee