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moss carder bee

Moss Carder Bee Bombus muscorum

A scarce but widespread all-ginger carder bumblebee, found in open flower-rich grasslands where it shows a strong preference for clover, knapweed, red bartsia and similar flower species. The species is more frequent in the north and west, and is largely coastal in the south. Image: Nik Borrow (Flickr).

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