, the Buff-tailed Bumblebee
or Large Earth Bumblebee
is one of the most numerous bumblebee species in Europe. The queen is 2â€“2.7Â cm long, while the workers are 1Â½â€“2Â cm. The latter are characterized by their white-ended abdomens and look (apart from their yellowish bands being darker in direct comparison) just like those of the White-tailed Bumblebee (B. lucorum
), a close relative. The queens of B. terrestris
have the namesake buff-white abdomen ("tail") tip; this area is...