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  • 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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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

February 8, 2016

Tags

MP

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

jakob

Date

February 7, 2016 12:32 PM CET

Place

Hinterhof (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

tiggrx

Date

June 8, 2005

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

enricoschifani

Date

January 26, 2016

Place

Tenerife (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

jon_sullivan

Date

January 15, 2016 05:49 PM NZDT

Description

Bumblebees carefully stripping raupo seed heads of all their fluff, presumably to line their nests.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

carrascof

Date

January 30, 2016 06:26 PM AST

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

pjd1

Date

January 21, 2016

Description

Occasionally observed visiting the flowers of koromiko (Veronica stricta var. stricta).

Photos / Sounds

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

susan_waugh

Date

January 30, 2016 06:12 PM TOT

Description

Having studied the options for a bit I think this is also a buff-tailed bumble - workers are smaller and less yellow in the butt than the queen seen elsewhere at the same time on the same patch of garden

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

aunty

Date

January 30, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

tony_wills

Date

January 15, 2016 02:11 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

tony_wills

Date

January 15, 2016 02:03 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Buff-tailed bumblebee Bombus terrestris

Observer

tony_wills

Date

January 12, 2016 06:43 PM NZDT
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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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