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    • Bombus terrestris
  • English
    • Buff-tailed Bumblebee
    • Large Earth Bumblebee
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    • Twobanded Bumble Bee
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    • Aardhommel
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    • Dunkle Erdhummel
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    • Abejorro
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    • Abelhão

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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tony_wills

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December 15, 2014 02:53 PM NZDT

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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tony_wills

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December 14, 2014 09:53 AM NZDT

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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tony_wills

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December 14, 2014

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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tony_wills

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February 10, 2011 06:19 PM NZDT

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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tony_wills

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April 20, 2010 12:40 PM NZST

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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tony_wills

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March 9, 2010 01:41 PM NZDT

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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tony_wills

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December 26, 2007 01:26 PM NZDT

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tony_wills

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December 7, 2014 02:48 PM NZDT

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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tony_wills

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March 21, 2011 02:32 PM NZDT

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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tony_wills

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December 3, 2014 04:18 PM NZDT

Description

The second bumble nest down the Burrows track is still very active, but I've only seen one bee larger than the very small workers, enter.

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tony_wills

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December 2, 2014 06:04 PM NZDT

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Looking like a queen searching the ground for a nesting spot, but seems rather early for this seasons queens to have been bred and rather late for last seasons queens to still be looking.

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tony_wills

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December 2, 2014 04:38 PM NZDT

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Just hanging about, resting.

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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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