Tagged: Bumblebee

Moss Carder Bee

This week’s piece will be my last for 2014, but fear not, there’ll be more pollinator and plant related activity after the New Year. Last week I wrote about the Common Carder Bee...

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Red-tailed Bumblebee

A short piece this week as it’s on a rather distinctive species in Ireland called the Red-Tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius).   The red-tailed bumblebee is a beautiful species which appears to be more...

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The Heath Bumblebee

Continuing with bumblebee identification, this week I’ll be writing about the Heath Bumblebee (Bombus jonellus). As the name suggest this bumblebee can be found around upland areas of bog and heath but it...

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White-tailed Bumblebee

Following on from my last piece on buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris), it now makes sense to look at one of its most similar species in Ireland, the white-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lucorum). White-tailed bumblebee...

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Buff-tailed Bumblebee

Ireland has 20 native species of bumblebee, but like most things some are rare or have restricted ranges and are not commonly seen.  The most commonly encountered species are Bombus lucorum, Bombus terrestris,...

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