Red-tailed bumblebee

Red-tailed bumblebee

Observation - Red-tailed bumblebee . Description: Whipsnade ZOO. I am almost sure it was the red-tailed bumblebee. The hair on the hind legs is black (so not a red-shanked carder bee and the 'bald' pollen baskets are visible so I'm assuming not Bombus rupestris?). As it happens, the ZOO has much more

Whipsnade ZOO. I am almost sure it was the red-tailed bumblebee. The hair on the hind legs is black (so not a red-shanked carder bee and the 'bald' pollen baskets are visible so I'm assuming not Bombus rupestris?).

As it happens, the ZOO has much more to offer than 'just' the elephants and lemurs!