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Bombus humilis

Brown-banded Carder Bee Bombus humilis

The scarcest of the three all-ginger carder bumblebees, it is found in open flower-rich grasslands in the south of England and Wales where it shows a strong preference for clover, knapweed, red bartsia and similar flower species.  Males, workers and queens are similar in appearance, ginger-brown all over with no clearly-delineated tail, often with a darker brown band on the second abdominal segment. Image: Hawk Honey/Suffolk Naturalist (Flickr).

Find out more: iNaturalist, Bees, Wasps and Ants Recording Society, Bumblebee Conservation Trust