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Bumble bee

Bombus terrestris


Bumble bees are social insects that are characterised by black and yellow body hairs, often in bands. However, some species have orange or red on their bodies, or may be entirely black. Another obvious (but not unique) characteristic is the soft nature of the hair (long, branched setae), called pile, that covers their entire body, making them appear and feel fuzzy.

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1 Comment

Dangermouse 10 years ago

4 new photos added, first photo is original spotting.

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Algarve, Portugal

Spotted on May 20, 2011
Submitted on Dec 3, 2011

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