White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)

White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)

Observation - White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum) - UK and Ireland. Description: Not the bright lemon-yellow on the abdomen that I would expect in this species so I'm led to suspect that this is a rather old worker which has faded a bit. I can't see any buff colour in the tail which would suggest B. terrestris.

Not the bright lemon-yellow on the abdomen that I would expect in this species so I'm led to suspect that this is a rather old worker which has faded a bit. I can't see any buff colour in the tail which would suggest B. terrestris.