Bumblebees of Villa Ndio

At least three distinct species of bumblebees buzz the red dead nettles that thrive throughout the Villa Ndio garden. The white-tailed bumblebee – Bombus lucorum — and the all-orange Bombus pascuorum are frequent visitors.  Among the white-tailed bumblebee we have seen both yellow banded and orange banded varieties.  And among the all-orange bumblebee, some have dark brown bands.  

Click on any image below  to enlarge it or to start a slide show; scroll down to start “The flight of the bumblebee” with Itzhak Perlman on violin.

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