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    • Buff-tailed Bumblebee
    • Large Earth Bumblebee
    • Twobanded Bumble Bee
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    • Земляной шмель
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    • בומבוס האדמה
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    • Bourdon terrestre
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    • Bombus terrestris
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    • Abelhão-terrestre
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    • Aardhommel
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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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mike68lusk

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December 4, 2016 03:45 AM NZDT

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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tony_wills

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January 19, 2015 04:53 PM NZDT

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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kiwifergus

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December 1, 2016 04:16 PM NZDT

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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john_barkla

Date

December 2, 2016 04:02 PM NZDT

Description

On vetch

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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shona_t

Date

November 28, 2016 11:18 AM NZDT

Description

Large Garden bumblebee (Bombas ruderatus )
or Garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum)
with pollen on legs.

Photo2 shows yellow on both sides of segment

Several bumblebees on hebe, only one with pollen on legs.

Subgenus Megabombus not selectable

UPDATE: distribution in link
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/interactive/11163/distribution-of-bumblebees

id photos: http://www.nzbct.org.nz/bee-informed

B. hortorum long head, scruffy http://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id126171/

B. terrestris short head http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-henui-group/local-flies/bumble-bee-bombus-terrestris.html

a great deal about bumbles: https://www.nzgeo.com/stories/flight-of-the-bumblebee/

B. ruderatus long head, yellow fringe
http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1124124

B. ruderatus ye fringe, pollen on hairs: http://naturewatch.org.nz/observations/1100081

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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katya

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June 13, 2016 01:04 PM EEST

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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parobbert

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October 8, 2016 03:46 PM PDT

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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jacqui-nz

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November 26, 2016 03:39 PM NZDT

Description

Found dead on the ground.

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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marystg

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November 26, 2016 03:12 PM NZDT

Description

So hard to get in focus!

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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majo00

Date

February 9, 2016 12:36 PM NZDT

Description

This is the bumblebee from the previous Observation.

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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majo00

Date

February 9, 2016 11:37 AM NZDT

Description

A bumblebee on a dandelion. The Dandelion is the next observation.

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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majo00

Date

February 9, 2016 11:11 AM NZDT

Description

Along Sunshine Bay Track, a buff-tailed bumblebee on the previous 'Californian Thistle' Observation

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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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