|White-tailed Bumblebee Bombus lucorum
|Monks Eleigh, Suffolk,
The White-tailed Bumblebee is widespread throughout most of the UK.
They are very similar to Buff-tailed Bumblebee B. terrestris but the male shown here in photos 1 to 3 is distinguished by the yellow hairs on the face where the Buff-tailed male has a black face.
|The queens appear in February
before they build their nest on or in the ground. The nests can
contain about 200 workers. They feed on nectar and, where the
flowers have a long tube, they will take the nectar through a
hole cut in the base of the flower because they have short
Males appear from May to October.
There is more information on Bumblebee.org.
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