Can anyone identify this bee for me please? I thought it might be Bombus Lucorum but the colour doesn't look right (not yellow enough?). To give some idea of the size, the top petal of the small purple flower to the left of the bee is about 6-7mm long.
Thank you for this. I've had another look at the book I use to try to identify insects and this could be the answer. Unfortunately the photo in the book of B. soroeensis is a side view so it isn't easy to compare. The description mentions a break in the band on the 2nd abdominal segment and in my photo the band does seem to have slight break.