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Red Tailed Bumble Bee Andy
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Red Tailed Bumble bee in a Magnolia flower.

Red Tailed Bumble Bee (Bombus Lapidarius)

When I first spotted this bumble bee I thought it must be dying as it was hanging with its tongue out but after taking pictures from different angles it climbed on to the flower and flew away. I now think it was just resting as I have seen them do this before or if there is a sudden drop in temperature whatever the reason it made an interesting picture.

Farley Mount, Hampshire 27/07/03