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Bombus hortorum2 2013-07-20 Foxton

Observed: 20th July 2013 By: guyatmbe
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Bombus hortorum2 2013-07-20 Foxton
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Mydaea's picture

This B. vestalis or

This B. vestalis or bohemicus.

Mydaea's picture

This B. vestalis or

This B. vestalis or bohemicus.

guyatmbe's picture

B. vestalis or bohemicus

Hi, Mydaea.

Please explain details of identification.

Thanks

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B. vestalis

Hi, eucera.

I ask you the same question as I asked Mydaea: please can you explain the ID features of B. vestalis versus B. hortorum?

I realize that none of the 3 individuals I posted under the names hortorum and vestalis have pollen sacs, and that this one has very narrow yellow band between the white 'tail' and the black area in front of it. But, is there more?

Thanks

Guy

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All the characters you mention are significant. Also no yellow hairs on rear of thorax.... short face.... etc.

Have you looked in the gallery here or at www.BWARS.com for correctly identified specimens

Stuart
Chairman BWARS
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