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Hymenoptera from England

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  • Hanson, Trish
    Does anyone recognize this insect observed (and apparently drowned) in England?
    Message 1 of 4 , May 12, 2014

    Does anyone recognize this insect observed (and apparently drowned) in England?

  • Doug Yanega
    On 5/12/14 1:36 PM, Hanson, Trish Hanson.Trish@state.vt.us ... Beyond it being a Bombus, I couldn t say. Being wet confounds the ID process. -- Doug Yanega
    Message 2 of 4 , May 12, 2014
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      On 5/12/14 1:36 PM, 'Hanson, Trish' Hanson.Trish@... [beemonitoring] wrote:
       

      Does anyone recognize this insect observed (and apparently drowned) in England?

      Beyond it being a Bombus, I couldn't say. Being wet confounds the ID process.
      -- 
      Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
      Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
      phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
                   http://cache.ucr.edu/~heraty/yanega.html
        "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
              is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82
    • Jack Neff
      Despite the seeming metallic blue integument, the expanded hind basitarsis and red metasomal hair does indeed suggest this poor creature could be a Bombus.
      Message 3 of 4 , May 12, 2014
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        Despite the seeming metallic blue integument, the expanded hind basitarsis and red metasomal hair does indeed suggest this poor creature could be a Bombus.

        best

        Jack

         
        John L. Neff
        Central Texas Melittological Institute
        7307 Running Rope
        Austin,TX 78731 USA
        512-345-7219
        On Monday, May 12, 2014 3:36 PM, "'Hanson, Trish' Hanson.Trish@... [beemonitoring]" <beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
         
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        Does anyone recognize this insect observed (and apparently drowned) in England?


      • John Plant
        Quite possibly a Bombus rupestris. - John Plant From: mailto:beemonitoring@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 4:48 PM To: Hanson, Trish ; beemon
        Message 4 of 4 , May 12, 2014
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          Quite possibly a Bombus rupestris.
          - John Plant
           
          Sent: Monday, May 12, 2014 4:48 PM
          Subject: Re: [beemonitoring] Hymenoptera from England
           
           

          On 5/12/14 1:36 PM, 'Hanson, Trish' Hanson.Trish@... [beemonitoring] wrote:
           

          Does anyone recognize this insect observed (and apparently drowned) in England?

          Beyond it being a Bombus, I couldn't say. Being wet confounds the ID process.
          -- 
          Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
          Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
          phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
                       http://cache.ucr.edu/~heraty/yanega.html
            "There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness
                  is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82
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