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Identification help please

Postby macchi on Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:16 pm

Please could anyone help identify this bee? It was very large, has a "break" in the yellow band and the final segment seemed to be hairless. I wondered if it was some sort of cuckoo bee?

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Re: Identification help please

Postby RachelMC on Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:08 pm

Hi, I asked some of the RECORD staff and Chloe Aldridge thinks "I would think very worn buff tail maybe, difficult to tell, but it's lost a lot of its hair"
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Re: Identification help please

Postby macchi on Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:37 pm

Hello Rachel and Chloe
Thanks for your reply. I did contact Tony Parker as suggested by "anno" and he came back to me this afternoon to say he thought it was Bombus campestris which apparently often has the broken belt of hairs on the abdomen. I didn't know this and it seemed like an easy and distinctive way of identifying this bee so thought I'd pass it on. I have lots of Carder bees in the garden so it's bad news for them.
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Re: Identification help please

Postby RachelMC on Mon Jun 28, 2021 11:03 am

Thanks - and noted!
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