Buff-tailed Bumble Bee
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Taken at White Sands quarry on 20th August 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode




 


Taken at Glenashdale on 16th August 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Queen
Taken at Tyninghame Bay on 18th September 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Buff-tailed Bumble Bee.
Species :
Order:
Family:
Local names:
Bombus terrestris.
Hymenoptera.
Apidae.
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Food:
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         Queen:
         Worker:
         Male:
Nests are usually found underground, such as in
abandoned rodent dens.Colonies form comb-like
nest structures with egg cells each containing several eggs.
Nectar and Pollen.
Golden yellow collar near the head and one on
the abdomen. The queen’s tail is an off white/buff colour
which can sometimes appear orange. The workers have a
white tail with a subtle buff line separating the tail from
the rest of the abdomen.Males have a buff-tinged tail
20 - 22 mm long.
11 - 17 mm long.
14 - 16 mm long.