Red tailed bumblebee ♀︎
-Hesperis matronalis-

Last update: 5 February 2021

This common bumblebee, the Red tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) [1] is common the Netherlands and a yearly returning, regular visitor of the garden, albeit in small numbers of one or some specimen at a time.
Here it is foraging on Dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis).

Red tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) on Dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis)


1 GOKCEZADE, J. F., et al. Feldbestimmungsschlüssel für die Hummeln Österreichs, Deutschlands und der Schweiz (Hymenoptera, Apidae).

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