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Bombus terrestris

Observed: 12th August 2013 By: pirayaguarapirayaguara’s reputation in Invertebratespirayaguara’s reputation in Invertebratespirayaguara’s reputation in Invertebratespirayaguara’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Mydaea's picture

Which? White-tailed is not

Which? White-tailed is not terrestris. I am not sure you could tell anyway from the picture.

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When were standardised

When were standardised English names introduced for bumble bees?

Mydaea's picture

You will find that

You will find that white-tailed and buff-tailed have been around for several decades for lucorum and terrestris respectively, and are as standard as vernacular names can ever be. A number of Sladen's (1912) English names are still in use today.