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Abejorro. Cuckoo bumblebee

Bombus vestalis

Habitat:

En campos, en un cardo en este caso.

Notes:

Rathdrum

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3 Comments

Doryreed
Doryreed 9 years ago

Glad I could help. That looks like a useful site. There are some nice pictures on there. The cuckoos are often hard to ID but good photos make it a lot easier.

Isabela
Isabela 9 years ago

Yes, you are right, thank you! I went to Ireland last summer on holiday so I won't be able to spot a similar one in the new future but I've found this website:
http://www.bumblebeeconservation.org.uk/...

Doryreed
Doryreed 9 years ago

This looks like a cuckoo bee because of the yellow stripe just before the white on the abdomen. It could be either Bombus vestalis or B. bohemicus. Hard to tell without catching it (even then it isn't easy). You could try looking up which are more likely in your area.

Isabela
Spotted by
Isabela

Wicklow, Ireland

Spotted on Jul 18, 2010
Submitted on Jul 30, 2010

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