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Common Carder-bee

Bombus pascuorum

Description:

"Bombus pascuorum, the Common Carder-bee, is a species of bumblebee belonging to the family Apidae subfamily Apinae tribus Bombini."

Habitat:

"They are present in most of Europe in a wide variety of habitats such as meadows, pastures, waste ground, ditches and embankments, road, field margins, as well as gardens and parks in urban areas and forests and forest edges."

1 Species ID Suggestions

French lavender, Spanish lavender, Topped lavender / Lavanda, Alfazema + Honey Bee / Abelha-europeia
Lavandula stoechas + Apis mellifera


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8 Comments

gilreis
gilreis 8 years ago

Muito bonita a foto. Obrigado Claudia

injica
injica 9 years ago

Beautiful :)

gil.leiria
gil.leiria 9 years ago

Belo registo. Obrigado Claudia

ClaudiaS
ClaudiaS 9 years ago

Thank you all for the suggestions!

arlanda
arlanda 9 years ago

Looks like Bombus pasquorum, common carder-bee

Andreia Penado
Andreia Penado 9 years ago

Yes, this is a bee from the genus Bombus.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 9 years ago

This cannot be Apis mellifera. Apis mellifera is characterized by hairy eyeballs, of which the specimen you found does not have.

Andreia Penado
Andreia Penado 9 years ago

This bee has interesting colours...

ClaudiaS
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ClaudiaS

Portugal

Spotted on May 12, 2012
Submitted on Jul 14, 2012

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