Red-tailed Bumblebee

Red-tailed Bumblebee

Observation - Red-tailed Bumblebee - UK and Ireland. Description: Black bumblebee with a deep-orange tail. The long hairs on the back legs help to differentiate this bee from its parasitic lookalike, the Hill Cuckoo Bee (Bombus rupestris).

Black bumblebee with a deep-orange tail. The long hairs on the back legs help to differentiate this bee from its parasitic lookalike, the Hill Cuckoo Bee (Bombus rupestris).