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Queen buff tailed bee and male mating

Observed: 3rd August 2013 By: emperors gardenemperors garden’s reputation in Invertebratesemperors garden’s reputation in Invertebratesemperors garden’s reputation in Invertebrates
Queen buff tailed bee
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Description:

Found on my decking. Always thought they mated in mid air..any ideas please ??
The queen had her back legs raised high and he was attached and pulsating into her .

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Buff-Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus (Bombus) terrestris) interacts

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I hope you threw a bucket of

I hope you threw a bucket of cold water over them.