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Old Saturday 10th January 2015, 12:15   #1
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Is this a bumblebee?

Hi there, I took this photo in Northern Ireland in July 2014. The insect that landed on my friend's t-shirt, is that a bumblebee?

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Old Saturday 10th January 2015, 12:16   #2
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(wrong subforum, apologies)
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Old Saturday 10th January 2015, 12:18   #3
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OK... moved for you Mike.

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I believe it is a bumblebee, but I haven't a clue which species.
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Old Saturday 10th January 2015, 14:53   #5
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Bombus hortorum ( I think the English name is Garden Bumblebee ).
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Old Tuesday 20th January 2015, 09:48   #7
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Bombus hortorum ( I think the English name is Garden Bumblebee ).
Not hortorum but one of the lucorum/terrestris complex i.e either terrestris, lucorum, magnus or cryptarum. close examination might eliminate terrestris but for the other 3 you need a queen.
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