Bombus lapidarius (Red tailed bumblebee)♀︎

Lythrum salicaria (Purple loosestrife)

Last update: 5 February 2021


LOCATION: Krimpen aan den IJssel, garden


A Red tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) female on Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).

Between the 1st and 2nd tergites on her abdomen are some mites attached, and at least one more on the backside of the thorax.

Red tailed bumblebee ♀︎ (Bombus lapidarius) on Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)