Common carder bee, English colour form

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The common carder bee, Bombus pascuorum, has shaggy hair and can be seen at flowers late in the year, often into November in southern Britain. It is one of our most common bumblebee species, found even in the centres of large cities.

The English colour form of this species is darker than the Scottish colour form. Find out more about the distinguishing marks, habitat and distribution of the common carder bee.

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