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Red Tail

Observed: 12th August 2013 By: Paul RobertsPaul Roberts’s reputation in InvertebratesPaul Roberts’s reputation in InvertebratesPaul Roberts’s reputation in InvertebratesPaul Roberts’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Following bumblebeeconservation.org. Too big for B. pratorum, hind legs look wrong for B. rupestris. Not enough red for B. monticola (not found in Sussex). Too much red for B. ruderarius and yellow bands too bright (also not found in Sussex). Which leaves (I think), B. lapidarius.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Large Red Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus (Melanobombus) lapidarius) interacts

Comments

Stephen Boulton's picture

male red tailed bumblebee

I agree its a male red tailed bumble bee

http://beekeepersgarden.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/red-tailed-bumblebee-bo...

kind regards

Stevo

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Hi Stephen, thanks, but it's

Hi Stephen, thanks, but it's usually better to hit the "I agree" button. Cheers, Paul