tiny bumble bee

tiny bumble bee

Observation - tiny bumble bee. 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.

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?