Early Bumblebee

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This male Early Bumblebee (Bombus pratorum) (11–13 mm) has a yellow collar, yellow colouration on both terga 1 and 2 (abdominal segment) and, like the queen, a red tail.
The females (worker bees) are similar to the queen, but often with less yellow colouration; usually the abdominal yellow band is more or less missing.

In my yard, Hilversum, The Netherlands, 24 June 2013

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