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Queen buff-tailed bumblebee

Bombus terrestris

Description:

Queen bumblebee. Larger than workers and has a washed out orange 'tail'.

Notes:

The queen will feed and mate then find somewhere to hibernate over winter before emerging in the next spring to start her own colony.


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England, United Kingdom

Lat: 54.83, Long: -1.50

Spotted on Aug 14, 2011
Submitted on Aug 19, 2011

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