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Bumblebee ID

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Thanks very much for identifying the bumblebees from last time, I really appreciate the help.

I took one again today & get very confused by Buff-tailed and White-tailed Bumblebees as I’m very new to bees.

I’ve attached a photo which I thought might be either species?

Thanks so much,

Richard.

     

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Hello Richard

Distinguishing Buff-tailed and White-tailed bb s is always a challenge! Often its not possible particularly the workers. Also its not always possible to make accurate identification from photos alone.

This one to me looks like a White-tailed as the tail is white and the yellow band on the collar behind the head looks bright yellow. The yellow in Buff-tails is always dark/ golden.

Not 100%sure, sorry.

     
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Thanks very much Elaine, I do appreciate your help.

Best wishes,

Richard.

     
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It is an exquisite image Richard smile