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Bee identification, please, anyone?

 
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Pete



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:38 am    Post subject: Bee identification, please, anyone? Reply with quote



Another rescuee from the pond after drying him/her out..........quite bushy and not one I've seen before.
Can anyone help with identification, please? Location was UK south coast area.

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MarkSturtevant



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would need to see more of the top of the body to make a guess. But several species are shown here: http://www.wildlifeinsight.com/galleries/british-insects/british-bees/
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AlxndrBrg



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's a bumble bee, Bombus sp., I would say Bombus hypnorum, was the abdomen tipped with white hairs?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but scanty.....not as obvious as a standard whitetail.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has a generally deep yellow fur on the thorax, and so candidates with a lot of black on their thorax are eliminated.
Possibly Common Carder Bee (Bombus pascuorum),
Tawny Mining-bee (Andrena fulva)
Tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum).
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Pete



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your help.....I'm going with Bombus Hypnorum.
It's probably just a variation with a less obvious white tail.

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