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Cuckoo bumblebee

Observed: 6th August 2013 By: davidcareyhadlowdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebratesdavidcareyhadlow’s reputation in Invertebrates
IMG_8099 Bombus Queendown 06 08 2013 c12
IMG_8100 Bombus Queendown 06 08 2013 c12
IMG_8101 Bombus Queendown 06 08 2013 c12
IMG_8103 Bombus Queendown 06 08 2013 c12
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Mydaea's picture

It is either a faded vestalis

It is either a faded vestalis or bohemicus.

davidcareyhadlow's picture

Bombus

Thanks Mydea,

David

davidcareyhadlow's picture

Bombus

I have had a good think about the fourth image and I think on the balance of probabilities it is a male Bombus vestalis, with the third antennal segment much shorter than the fifth. In bohemicus I understand they are more or less equal in length.