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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Heath Bumblebee

Photographed this little beauty at Blaenserchan recently. Its a heath bumblebee (Bombus jonellus), rather attractive bee with three yellow bands and a white tail. Note the heart shaped face that distinguishes it from the garden bumblebee (Bombus hortorum) and the yellow that makes it a male. Bumblebee Conservation class this species as common yet Aderyn the Welsh Local Records Centre database only shows two records for vice county 35.

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