|Copyright: Terry Goldsmith (terrygold) (52)|
|Date Taken: 2011-05-22|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-06-08 10:21|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|General description of Bombus hortorum the Garden bumblebee Bombus hortorum has a long head and a slimmer body than B. terrestris/lucorum. While flying between flowers that are close together, e.g. foxgloves the bee often keeps its long tongue extended. Body lengths, queen 17-20, workers 11-16, male 14-15|
Bombus hortorum is rather similar in colouring to B. terrestris and B. lucorum workers. The main, and easiest to spot, difference is that B. hortorum has two bands of yellow hairs on its thorax.
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