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    • Bumblebee
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    • Bumblebees
    • Bumble Bees
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    • Bombus
    • Pyrobombus
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    • Abejorros
    • Jicotes

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Bumble Bees Genus Bombus

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

November 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

Three definite bands of yellow. The first photo seems to show a dark band between the abdomen and thorax, but you can also see yellow hairs behind them. The yellow pollen nicely matches the hair colour just to confuse things too.
Only thing is that the tongue doesn't seem to be particularly long (unless you have to penetrate deep into these pink ragwort flowers).

Photos / Sounds

What

Bombus baldus Genus Bombus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

A rather bald looking bumblebee. The wings look to be in good order, so probably not an extremely old bee. The last photo is a closeup of the back of the thorax/front of the abdomen. There is something there that could be mites (or could be aberrations caused by being out of focus :-). The tongue seems to be quite short, so probably just B. terrestris (unless you have to penetrate deep into these pink ragwort flowers).

See also 1100081, a probable B. ruderatus photographed 50 seconds earlier.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Abejorros Genus Bombus

Observer

poncho

Date

June 26, 2007

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Final approach Bombus terrestris

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 11, 2014

Description

Bumble bee visiting mallow? flowers.

For plant observation see 1099926

Photos / Sounds

What

Two sets of wings Bombus terrestris

Observer

tony_wills

Date

February 13, 2010

Description

A bumblebee showing off two sets of wings as it approaches a ragwort flower.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Messy eater Bombus terrestris

Observer

tony_wills

Date

November 30, 2008

Description

Do bees have to follow any regulations about maximum pollen loading? I think this one should be pulled over and given a warning ;-)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

rpayne

Date

November 23, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Deceased.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bumblebee Genus Bombus

Observer

temminicki

Date

June 16, 2014 08:13 PM PDT

Place

san mateo (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

February 10, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

American Bumble Bee Bombus pensylvanicus

Observer

krancmm

Date

November 26, 2014 11:32 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Large Garden Bumblebee Bombus ruderatus

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 26, 2013

Description

Well following my own guide ;-P, this looks like B. subterraneus to me, even complete with a little 'notch' in the yellow band at the front of the thorax.

A little out of range though!

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Description from Wikipedia

A bumblebee is any member of the bee genus Bombus, in the family Apidae. There are over 250 known species, existing primarily in the Northern Hemisphere although they also occur in South America. They have been introduced to New Zealand and the Australian state of Tasmania.

No range data available.