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Buff-tailed Bumblebee; Abejorro Común

Bombus terrestris ssp. lusitanicus


B. terrestris, very similar to Bombus lucorum. It is difficult to distinguish them from a picture aithough the golden pilosity of the legs indicate B. terrestris. B. terrestris is one of the most numerous bumblebee species in Europe. They are characterized by their white-ended abdomens, apart from their black body with golden-yellow collar and 2nd abdominal segment. It is a big bumblebee, the queen is 2-2,7 cm long and workers 1,5-2 cm. Such bees can navigate their way back to the nest from a distance as far away as 13 kilometres, although most forage within 5 km from their nest.


Spotted at a house backyard. El Espinar


Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/1000 sec., f/6.3, ISO Speed Rating: 640. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No flash fired. DSC_3196, 3203, 3193, 3182

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Castilla y León, Spain

Lat: 40.71, Long: -4.24

Spotted on Jul 29, 2018
Submitted on Nov 16, 2018

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