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Strange queen


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Joined 2013-07-28


Hi all.

New to the forum and bee id. Is this some kind of Queen carder Bee or a field cuckoo bee, seen at the coast today.


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Joined 2012-05-24


Hi Tree bee,

Firstly, welcome to the Forum.

Secondly, what a gorgeous photo !

And thirdly, I think it is a Common Carder bumblebee, Bombus pascuorum.
It has lovely brown fur on it’s thorax and black bars down the side of it’s abdomen.
They have quite long tongues, and love Teasel flowers.

I hope this helps.          Yours       Clive