Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Bumblebee - Bombus Hypnorum ?

My first Bumblebee of the year in the back garden.
I thought it is a Bombus Hypnorum but my guide book suggests they frequent southern counties, so any identification opinion would be appreciated.



5 comments:

Johnnykinson said...

It's definitely a BUMBLER, Dick.

Gillian Osborne said...

Yes, it looks like a Tree Bumbler to me. I had a few visiting flowers in my courtyard last summer. More info here...

http://www.bwars.com/index.php?q=content/bombus-hypnorum-mapping-project

Citybirding said...

Thanks Gillian and Johnny

Stewart said...

Hi City, I had a Tree Bee in my moth trp early last year and I'm about 40 miles north of you. They are expanding their range...Very nice too.

Citybirding said...

Hi Stewart, this growing Northerly migration of species is providing some interest