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buff-tailed bumblebee

bombus terrestris


A male of the common bee...I think.

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Bombus terrestris
buff-tailed bumblebee
Bombus terrestris

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Gustavo Carneiro
Gustavo Carneiro 9 years ago


Andreia Penado
Andreia Penado 9 years ago

A very common mistake, don't worry. Many people believe that this is the male of honeybee. Indeed, seems a male, but of Bombus terrestris. Males faces seem more round than females. Beside, males have the antennae with 12 segments while females have 13. Also, males don't have the sting, though many times is hard to see.

alicelongmartin 9 years ago


Jose Castaño
Jose Castaño 9 years ago

I think it's a buff-tailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) instead of a common bee (im not sure)

Gustavo Carneiro
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Spotted on Apr 29, 2012
Submitted on Apr 29, 2012

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