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BumblebeeID - find British species by colour pattern

All British species > yellow-white tails > banding pattern? back
a: orange-red thorax orange-red thorax
b: no pale bands no pale bands
c: 1 yellow band 1 yellow band1 yellow band
d: 2 yellow bands 2 yellow bands2 yellow bands
e: 3 yellow bands 3 yellow bands
f: mostly yellow

mostly yellow


yellow-white 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.

how to use this colour guide

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