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Bumblebees

Observed: 14th July 2013 By: catherine barnezet
Description:

on the grassy track of a small wood/plantation in shillingford st george near exeter on hot early afternoon semi shade. two bumlebees lying abdomentip against abdomentip on their side (mating?) what puzzled me was that one was large black with ginger red tip the other half of the former's size and with a cream stripe as well as aginger tip.Would like confirmationas to species and behaviour

Identifications
  • one seems to be a red tail
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.