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Bombus bohemicus


Bombus bohemicus

This is one of the Cuckoo bees. They find the nests of their host species Bombus lucorum, usually killing the Queen and take over the nest.



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oh, what a gorgeous photo! that's gone straight into my faves. the colour, the definition, the beatiful wings - Pim, you should go in for nature picture contetss, there'd be no contest!

12 Jul, 2012

 

Fantastic Pimp, in my favs too

12 Jul, 2012

 

Stunning detail of the wings there Pimp.....I have some glass like this.

12 Jul, 2012

 

Never heard of Cuckoo bees before- I guess every species probably has its opportunists. Love bee info.
Lil, your glass sounds gorgeous too.

12 Jul, 2012

 

that's a great shot, nice one Pimms...

12 Jul, 2012

 

how interesting, didnt know that ;o)

12 Jul, 2012

 

Learnt something new too:) Thanks:)

12 Jul, 2012

 

Great details, he looks so fluffy & them wings look quite strong!

12 Jul, 2012

 

Love the picture XXX

12 Jul, 2012

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuckoo_bee

12 Jul, 2012

 

Love it.Jx

13 Jul, 2012

 

You can see the individual cells in the wings if you look closely! Amazing, Pims!

14 Jul, 2012

 

Blimey - you learn something new everyday on here. Thanks Pimp :-)

16 Jul, 2012



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