Common Carder Bumble Bee
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Taken at Ardmore Point on 15th September 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 


Taken at Strathclyde Park on 10th June 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 5th July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
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Common Carder Bumble Bee.
Species :
Order:
Family:
Local names:
Bombus pascuorum.
Hymenoptera.
Apidae.
Site Of Nest:

Food:


Description:



         Queen:
         Worker:
         Male:
Above or under ground, preferably in old mouse
nests, but also in bird nests, barns, and sheds.
A variety of wild flowers, including nettles,Himalayan
balsam,cabbage thistle, knapweed, vetches, red and
white clover and fruit trees.
The thorax of the common carder bee is either yellowish
or reddish-brown in color. The hair of the first four abdominal
segments are gray in color, while the hair of the fifth and sixth
terga are yellowish or reddish-brown.
15 - 18 mm long. Wingspan: 28 - 32 mm.
  9 - 15 mm long. Wingspan: 24 - 27 mm.
12 - 14 mm long. Wingspan: 24 - 27 mm.