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Honeybee?

Observed: 2nd August 2009 By: geoffEinongeoffEinon’s reputation in InvertebratesgeoffEinon’s reputation in InvertebratesgeoffEinon’s reputation in Invertebrates
honeybee
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which a bumblebee (Bombus pascuorum) interacts

Comments

Martin Harvey's picture

bumblebee?

The hairs look too long for honeybee - the best comparison photo I can find of honeybee is:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bee_on_-calyx_935.jpg

There's some more honeybee photos (and videos) on ARKive:
http://www.arkive.org/honey-bee/apis-mellifera/

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cmw's picture

Look into the eyes...

If you're not sure, a good first step is to look at the eyes if you can. Honey bees have dense longish hairs all over their eyes. This bumblebee has bare eyes.