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Tiny bumble bee

Observed: 3rd August 2013 By: mark pattersonmark patterson’s reputation in Invertebratesmark patterson’s reputation in Invertebratesmark patterson’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

A very small brown bumble bee. It looked almost identical to the common carder bees visiting the garden but this individual was washed out in colour and tiny - very very small, at least half as big as the other Bombus pascorum workers I see in the garden. It was even dwarfed by the honey bees it was sharing the Oregano and Thyme flowers with.
Is it just a really scrawny Bombus pascorum or is it something else?

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