Red tailed bumblebee queen on wisteria. These bumblebees have comparatively short tongues and the difference in size between castes is notable. Some early workers are no bigger than a house fly. Their crimson tail fades quickly in sunlight, so the queen & workers, both black in colour, may have an orange tail. The male's tail can appear yellow or even white in worn specimens. Males also have yellow facial hair and bright yellow bands at the front and rear of the thorax.
In studies these bees appear able to forage at higher temperatures than other bees.
Bring a little nature style to your conservatory, study or dining room - or even the office – with this high-quality round board coaster. High gloss polymer coating on sturdy hardboard, these cope easily with spillages – simply wipe clean.
Available singly or a selection of our mix & match British Nature images to suit your taste. Not suitable for dishwashers, wipe clean with a soft, damp cloth.
Dimensions: 9cm diameter, depth 2mm, weight 22g.
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