Down on the beach on cold and windy day!
A buff-tailed bumblebee on a scotch thistle flower (previous observation.)
On the track. Buff-tailed bumblebee on a California Thistle (which is on the previous Observation).
Feeding on woolly nightshade.
Along the track. Buff-tailed bumblebees on previous observation 'Scotch Thistle'.
Along Whitechapel Road.
See previous Observation. Buff-tailed bumblebees on Viper's- Bugloss.
See previous Observation - Scottish Thistle. There were bumble bees on it.
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...