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BumblebeeID - find British species by colour pattern

All British species > orange-red tails > banding pattern? back
a: orange-red thorax orange-red thorax
b: no pale bands no pale bands
c: 1 or 2 yellow bands 1-2 yellow bands1-2 yellow bands1-2 yellow bands
d: 3 yellow/olive/grey bands 3 pale bands

orange-red tails

Step 2 -
click on the banding pattern

'Banding' refers to the cross bands of pale (non-black) hair covering parts of the body other than the 'tail' and head. Pale bands may be white, grey, yellow, orange, red, or brown.

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