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  • Russian
    • Земляной шмель
  • Hebrew
    • בומבוס האדמה
  • English
    • Buff-tailed bumblebee
    • Large Earth Bumblebee
    • Twobanded Bumble Bee
  • French
    • Bourdon terrestre
  • Catalan
    • Abellot
    • Borinot
  • Scientific Names
    • Bombus terrestris
  • Spanish
    • Abejorro
  • Portuguese
    • Abelhão-terrestre
  • German
    • Dunkle Erdhummel
  • Dutch
    • Aardhommel
  • Maori
    • Pi Rorohu

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Recent observations

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Square

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

andrew126

Date

August 20, 2016 02:16 PM NZST

Description

Feeding on rosemary

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

baht

Date

August 17, 2016 11:08 AM AST

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

heni

Date

August 16, 2016 02:06 PM NZST

Description

These bee photos were taken on the same plant at the same time. But are almost certainly different individual bees. I think they are all buff-tailed...

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

heni

Date

August 16, 2016 01:52 PM NZST

Description

Going to take a guess that this is the buff-tailed bumblebee.

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

May 1, 2016 11:27 AM NZST

Description

Buff-tailed Bumblebee in Rotorua

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Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

February 14, 2016 12:20 PM NZDT

Description

Buff-tailed Bumblebee in St Heliers

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

January 29, 2016 04:37 PM NZDT

Description

Buff-tailed Bumblebee in Glendowie

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

January 26, 2016 05:27 PM NZDT

Description

Buff-tailed Bumblebee in Haast Pass

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

January 25, 2016 01:22 PM NZDT

Description

Buff-tailed Bumblebee in Wanaka

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

January 23, 2016 03:30 PM NZDT

Description

Buff-tailed Bumblebee in Arrowtown

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

September 6, 2015 03:13 PM NZST

Description

Buff-tailed Bumblebee in St Heliers

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

September 6, 2015 03:11 PM NZST

Description

Buff-tailed bumblebee bee in St Heliers

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Description from Wikipedia

Bombus terrestris, the buff-tailed bumblebee or large earth bumblebee is one of the most numerous bumblebee species in Europe. The queen is 2–2.7 cm long, while the workers are 1½–2 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...

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