15 July 2011

Good for the Garden!

Garden Bumblebee (Bombus hortorum)
With the immediate forecast showing plenty of rain ahead I thought this summery image might brighten things up a bit. B. hortorum occurs quite regularly in our garden. It favours the deep flowers where they can utilise their extra long tongue. More often than not I see B. hortorum flying between flowers with its tongue dangling out and I find this to be quite an useful early indicator that I'm looking at this species.

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