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  • English
    • Buff-tailed Bumblebee
    • Large Earth Bumblebee
    • Twobanded Bumble Bee
  • Russian
    • Земляной шмель
  • Hebrew
    • בומבוס האדמה
  • 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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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

lazza

Date

May 26, 2014 11:32 AM BST

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

danielle_j

Date

January 16, 2017 09:00 PM +13

Description

Pretty sure this is the right identification!

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Observer

jakob

Date

July 8, 2016 04:31 PM CEST

Description

Huge bumblebee hiding under dung pile - probably freshly mated queen

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

alice_shanks

Date

January 6, 2017

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

pjd1

Date

December 29, 2016

Description

Common. Providing a slight hazard for bare-footed individuals as these bumble bee's were attracted to green matting on a resident's deck

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

michaelchainey

Date

January 8, 2017 01:40 PM NZDT

Description

Bee collecting pollen

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

michaelchainey

Date

January 8, 2017 01:40 PM NZDT

Description

Bee collecting pollen

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

michaelchainey

Date

January 8, 2017 01:40 PM NZDT

Description

Bee collecting pollen

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

michaelchainey

Date

January 8, 2017 01:40 PM NZDT

Description

Bee collecting pollen

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

marystg

Date

January 6, 2017 06:38 PM NZDT

Description

Out of focus, because I didn't want to get any closer and sink in the mud. There were several bumblebees in this area,

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

schmechf

Date

January 4, 2017 08:12 PM +14

Description

Saw at least 225 of these - some dead and some alive. Saw these along Bowenvale Ave east side upper part of road.

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

exonie

Date

March 30, 2016 06:09 PM EEST
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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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