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This is a queen and you can tel the difference between this and the buff-tail by the length of the head about 15 mm (0.59 in), and in some cases even 20 mm (0.79 in).
It also has the longest tongue of all bumblebees and often keeps it out whilst flying from flower to flower
· Date: Mon September 11, 2017 · Views: 62 · Filesize: 57.2kb · Dimensions: 800 x 600 ·
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Keywords: insect, invertebrate
Scientific Name: Bombus hortorum
Equipment: Nikon D7200 Camera. Nikon 55-300mm VR F4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX NIKKOR SWM
Location: Devon UK
Habitat: gardens Parks
Date Taken: September 2017
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KC Foggin

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Mon September 11, 2017 5:33pm

And another beautifully detailed image Beryl! This is pure awesome.

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Mon September 11, 2017 6:07pm

Nice image and interesting info.

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Mon September 11, 2017 7:39pm

Thank you KC and Ove

Yes I hope it wasn't boring. I do so find bees and wasps intriguing

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Mon September 11, 2017 7:58pm

Great closeup Beryl , very beautiful , many TFS

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Tue September 12, 2017 2:28am

Marvelous close-up. It does have a lengthy tongue. Exceptional work Chocky!

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Tue September 12, 2017 6:54am

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Tue September 12, 2017 3:05pm

Excellent shot Beryl!

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Wed September 13, 2017 11:51am

A superb close-up of this bumble-bee, Beryl. Lovely flowers too.

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Two stunning macros. Great detail and colors.
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