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    • Abellot
    • Borinot
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    • Buff-tailed Bumblebee
    • Large Earth Bumblebee
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    • Aardhommel
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    • Dunkle Erdhummel
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    • Bombus terrestris
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    • Abejorro

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

aunty

Date

June 28, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

June 4, 2015 01:21 PM NZST

Description

On hebe flowers.

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

February 4, 2015

Description

Bumble bee at Paradise Valley Springs

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

February 3, 2015

Place

rotorua (Google, OSM)

Description

Bumble Bee in Rotorua

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

givernykate

Date

January 22, 2015

Place

St Heliers (Google, OSM)

Description

Bumble Bee in St Heliers

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

jakob

Date

June 21, 2015 03:40 PM CEST

Place

Hinterhof (Google, OSM)

Description

Looked like a queen searching for a nest site - at this time of the year???

Note last photo, which seems to be showing phoretic or parasitic mites.

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

dcw023

Date

June 14, 2015 05:13 PM BST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

jeremy_rolfe

Date

December 28, 2005

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

speedy

Date

June 7, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

jorditb

Date

June 3, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

maxsull28

Date

December 1, 2011 01:35 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

martingrimm

Date

May 25, 2015 11:42 AM CEST
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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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