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Bee ID Please? (UK) (1 Viewer)

Mark Etheridge

Bird Shooter (With A Camera)
This bee was on lavender in my garden in Dyce, Aberdeenshire today.

I've not seen one this colour before, although they are phone grabs the colouration is fairly accurate. Smaller than the usual garden bees we see here (about 1/2 the size of our largest bees). All shots of the same insect!

Thanks for any info!


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velico ergo sum
Looks like a very faded Bombus pascuorum.

Or perhaps muscorum, but I don't think photos are good enough to be sure. It seems to be a female so black abdominal hairs usually obvious, but not always. Very difficult to say for certain it completely lacks black abdominal hairs.
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