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BOMBUS LUCORUM

By michaelo
Bombus Lucorum
Bombus lucorum, the white-tailed bumblebee, is a species of bumblebee, widespread and common throughout Europe. This name has been widely used for a range of nearly identical-looking or cryptic species of bumblebees. In 1983, Scholl and Obrecht even coined the term Bombus lucorum complex to explain the three taxa that cannot be easily differentiated from one another by their appearances. A recent review of all of these species worldwide has helped to clarify its distribution in Europe and northern Asia, almost to the Pacific. B. lucorum reaches the Barents Sea in the North. However, in southern Europe, although found in Greece it is an upland species with its distribution never quite reaching the Mediterranean.

Tags: Bumble bee Wildlife and nature Macro nature insects Macro close-up

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boov Plus
8 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2021 10:12PM
Terrific Macro
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
20 Feb 2021 10:14PM
Excellent
chavender Plus
10 517 1 France
20 Feb 2021 10:30PM
Nice one!
Bill
KingArthur 15 8 Malta
21 Feb 2021 10:45AM
Lovely close up shot

Joe Smile
21 Feb 2021 12:14PM
Well captured.

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