Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

buff-tailed bumblebee

bombus terrestris

Description:

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

2 Species ID Suggestions

Bombus terrestris
buff-tailed bumblebee
Bombus terrestris


Sign in to suggest organism ID

4 Comments

Gustavo Carneiro
Gustavo Carneiro 9 years ago

Thanks

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
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice!

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
Spotted by
Gustavo Carneiro

Portugal

Spotted on Apr 29, 2012
Submitted on Apr 29, 2012

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team