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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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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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gristlemcnerd

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July 21, 2016 04:50 PM CEST

Description

SONY DSC

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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anah3

Date

July 23, 2016 06:23 PM CDT

Place

Doua Lyon (Google, OSM)

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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inasiebert

Date

September 20, 2016 05:55 PM CEST

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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grahame

Date

September 14, 2016

Description

Bombus terrestris mating.
On Harakeke.

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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fairyeagle

Date

September 19, 2016

Description

feeding off lavender, moving too quickly to get a good photo

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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gillray

Date

July 30, 2016 12:00 PM CEST

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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student20brendan

Date

the past

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Description

The buff-tailed bumblebee is largest of the european bee species. It has a very soft looking coat of hairs that actually help it collect pollen. These hairs are usually colored red and yellow. Now, this bee has a rather larger tail than other bee’s. Which is why it gets the name, “Buff-tailed bumblebee.”
The important thing to notice about this bee is that it’s not mainly yellow. The yellow on a normal be would be replaced by a gold texture.

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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alice_shanks

Date

September 14, 2016

Description

bumblebee heading into nest hole.

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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heni

Date

September 13, 2016 12:53 PM NZST

Description

I have trouble identifying bumble bees. It doesn't have a buff tail... and the flowers are small trumpets...

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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abtin

Date

August 22, 2016 11:48 AM SAST

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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student20ashlyn

Date

the past

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(Somewhere...)

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Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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aunty

Date

September 12, 2016 11:52 AM NZST
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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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