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Bombus sp. I. D. help please

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Hi All

Can anyone help I. D this male? bee found at the lower end of the Ptarmigan path on Ben Lomond.

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Stancam

     

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Hi Stancam,  Welcome to the forum. 
If your pic is clear enough, count the number of antennal segments to show male from female.  When did you see your bumble - eg B. pratorum, Early Bumble??  Not possible to i/d from your pic.  Tricky!  There’s a lot of yellow at the front end - do you have a pic showing the colour of its abdomen and tail end? 
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This is a male of one of the lucorum species - lucorum, cryptarum or magnus, need DNA to be confident within those three species