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Bombus breviceps (Alpigenobombus)
A large (maybe 1 inch long) bumble bee-like bee that loved to feed on Azalea nectar.
Oh, you are most welcome, Camila....
Thank you for the reference link to the Flickr gallery of Indian bees. It and this spotting have opened my eyes to the wonderful diversity of bees.
Leanne, I have seen several two-toned bumble bees on my travels, but none as bright as this one.
thanks Leanne and Cindy...
thanks Alice for the ID...
Unfortunately i can't a more specific common name for this bumble bee, nor can i find anymore information on it
thanks injica. It was large, heavy and quite clumsy, and there were a couple of them that visited the garden every day.
What a beauty! Great spotting.
Nice one Pam! I've never seen a two-tone bee like this.
wow great spotting pamsai!!! fabulous!
Spotted on Apr 16, 2013 Submitted on Jun 12, 2013
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